The AKA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing kite flying with the world.
Founded in 1964 by the late Robert M. Ingraham of New Mexico, the American Kitefliers Association (AKA) has thousands of members in 25 countries, making it the largest association of kite fliers and kite clubs in the world. Our purpose is to educate the public in the art, history, technology, and practice of building and flying kites - to advance the joys and values of kiting in all nations.
We strive to promote public awareness of the pleasures and educational opportunities that kites provide. They can remind us about how we interact with our environment and each other. Kites can be a source of community building, breaking down barriers that typically prevent us from interacting. No words are needed to fly a kite!
Did you know that there is something extra special about this particular limited edition kite tee? Every purchase helps the AKA raise funds to help fund free kite building workshops for kids, outreach programs for folks with physical or mental disabilities, free educational resources for teachers, and so much more. There are different colors and […]
Drum roll please……… Come join the fun with the best kiteflier, the best kitemakers, the greatest kite enthusiasts of ALL TIME in one place at one time! Celebrating 40 years of the American Kitefliers Association, this is set to be a BIG celebration and you, yes YOU, are cordially invited to attend and help […]
It seems that one thing that all kite fliers have in common is a desire to fly their kites anywhere and everywhere. Some fly their kites in tricky weather conditions, urban spaces, confined indoor facilities, or where you would least expect it. Recently we asked our membership on the AKA Facebook page: Where is the […]
Recently Wayne Dowler ‘sat down’ with folks from his local news station and spoke with them about how kite flying has helped him after a stroke. We had a chance to talk with him and learn more about what it is that keeps him flying. AKA: While your fellow kite fliers might have met you on the […]
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A few months ago the decision was made by the BOD to take down the KiteTalk Forum due to persistent inactivity. In doing so, it corrupted the link to the KITING Archives. The BOD realizes that access to the KITING Archives is a high priority for our members and is working on a fix. So […]
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