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!
Don’t wait till the last minute to take advantage of Early Registration savings for the 40th AKA Annual Convention! Log on to the Members’ only page and register now. This is also your last chance to pre-order apparel for the Convention. Some more Q&A from recent feedback: Q: Will there be live feeds of the […]
1. Tell me a little bit about yourself VP #1 and Chair Annual Meeting and National Convention Committee. I live in Enid, Oklahoma, (Region 8) 2. How many conventions have you attended? Three – Two in Enid and Seaside 2016 3. Who are you looking forward to reconnecting with at the Convention? John Barresi and […]
Today we have a virtual sit down with Robert Brasington. Not only is he a repeat workshop presenter at the AKA Convention, he is also a well known kite builder and world traveler. Q: Why did you pick to host a workshop about STAINED GLASS TECHNIQUE? A: I was approached to present. Q: How […]
Here is the new and old wording for qualification for nationals: Convention Grand National Invitations U.S. Invitations NEW WORDING: Any flier who has competed in an AKA Regional competition during the just completed season is eligible to compete in the AKA Grand National Sport Kite Championships. OLD WORDING: Convention Grand National […]
Greetings everyone! Just wanted to reach out to everyone and remind them that Early Registration is open for the Annual Convention in Ocean City, Maryland. Hurry and register now, these savings will no longer be available after August 15th. Head on over to the members only page of kite.org to find out how to sign up. […]
One of the biggest parts of the AKA Annual Convention is the Kitebuilding Competition. Competitors come from around the country to show off their newest creation and find out who has the best flight, the best stitching, or the best art. But here are some things you might not know about the Kitebuilding competition. Competitors can […]
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Recent Blog Posts
- Early Registration ends tonight August 15, 2017
- Interview with Convention Chair Phillip Whitaker and more! August 14, 2017
- AKA Convention Presenter Feature: Robert Brasington August 7, 2017
- Sport Kite Rules change August 2, 2017
- Early Registration! July 26, 2017