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!
A big THANK YOU to the folks that purchased a t-shirt from our recent t-shirt fundraiser! It was a big success, and we are gathering together some graphic artists to create MORE limited edition t-shirts for you. Your purchases and donations help the AKA continue its mission. All of this wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t […]
Happy Holidays from the Board of Directors of the American Kitefliers Association! If you have been really good this year, maybe Santa will place a kite under your Christmas tree!
December is generally a slow time for us kite fliers in the northern hemisphere. The winter winds bring with them snow and little sunlight. While some intrepid souls are still braving the weather and pulling out their ice anchors for kite flying on the frozen lakes, others are heading indoors. Yes… indoor kite flying is […]
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 […]
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Recent Blog Posts
- Thank You! December 29, 2016
- Happy Holidays! December 13, 2016
- December 8th, Fireside Chat December 8, 2016
- T-Shirt Fundraising Campaign! December 7, 2016
- It is OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!! The next convention will be in…. December 6, 2016