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 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!

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What type of kite activity are you interested in?

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Single Line Kites

Most traditional kites as you know them are single line, both classic and modern, a variety of shapes can be flown on just one string.
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Dual Line Kites

Also commonly referred to as "sport" or "stunt" kites, two string kites are controllable in the sky and sometimes flown in team formations.
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Quad Line Kites

Fully controllable with four strings, quad line kites can hover in mid-air and are popular for large groups of team flying worldwide.
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Kite Making

Whether you use classic materials like paper and wood or delve into modern materials, the artistic and design possibilities are endless.
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Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

Kite Aerial Photography is a unique art with a view from above.  With a kite in the air, a camera is suspended from the flying line and takes photos with an unusual perspective.
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Fighter Kites

One of the oldest styles in history, fighter kites are controllable with one string and are popular through Asia and the Middle east.
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Competition

If you're looking to test your skills in positive and encouraging formats, there is competition available for every genre of kiting from kite making to sport kite championships.
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Indoor Kiting

Using one, two or four strings, indoor kites are specially designed to fly with simple movement indoors, without any wind at all.
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Power Kites

Feel the tug and power of the wind, power kites are often used for "traction" engines to pull fliers on surf and land boards, buggies and more.

Latest Blog Posts

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    Raffle: Mikio Toki Kite

    This month we are offering a hand-painted Mikio Toki Kite to be raffled exclusively to our AKA Members and tickets will be available through most of this month with a winner drawn on September 1st, 2014! NOTE: You must be an active AKA member to enter this raffle, tickets ($2 each) are available via the AKA Members Forum […]

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    Raffle: Single Convention Registration

    Congratulations to Bill Hoagland in Scottsburg, Indiana for winning a free convention registration! But guess what? We are offering another single AKA Convention registration to be raffled exclusively to our AKA Members and tickets will be available through most of this month with a winner drawn on September 1st, 2014! NOTE: You must be an active AKA member […]

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    Raffle: Brasington Concentrix Kite

    Congratulations go to Andrew Kramer in Ashland, Oregon for winning the Robert Brasington Concentrix Kite! This month we are offering a Robert Brasington Concentrix Kite to be raffled exclusively to our AKA Members and tickets will be available through most of this month with a winner drawn on August 1st, 2014! NOTE: You must be an active […]

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