AKA Convention

The 37th AKA Annual Convention will be held in Outer Banks, NC on Sep 29th to Oct 4th, 2014!

This years Convention will be held Mon-Sat!

The birthplace of American aviation, Outer Banks has been host to the Wright Brothers, Paul Garber and a ton of kite notables and events over the years.

General Attractions:



Norfolk Intl – ORF (87 miles)
Newport News/Williamsburg Intl – PHF (113 miles)
Dare County Regional – MEO (12 miles)

During this week, AKA will have flying exhibits open to viewing by the public including mass ascensions each day with 100 or more of the same style of kite and sport kite competitions with competitors flying their kites in intricate patterns or making them dance to music.  Kite makers will bring their flying artwork to be judged for beauty in the air and the finer points of construction.  Battles will be held with large Rokkaku kites and smaller fighter kites and there will be indoor kite flying showing kites that fly without any wind at all.

One-of-a-kind flying art by builders from all over the USA, Europe, and the Orient will be flying and competing for Grand Champion honors.  Miniature kites will be on display, some less than one inch in their longest dimension.  The largest kites in the sky may be up to 20 feet wide and 100 feet long.

Site bids are being accepted for 2015 (central).

Convention Headquarters

You are encouraged to stay at:

Comfort Inn South Oceanfront
8031 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd
Nags Head, NC, 27959

** To receive the special rate, call the number above and reference the American Kitefliers Association convention Sep 29 through Oct 5.


Basic Registration

Includes one Saturday banquet, one Sunday banquet, one patch and admission to all convention events.

One-Day Registration

Includes admission to all of that day’s scheduled events with the exception of competitions and banquets.  Banquet tickets may be purchased separately. Only full convention registrants are allowed to compete in trophy or Grand National Competitions.

Child Discount

Registrants under 15 years not participating in the Grand National Competitions are entitled to a 20% discount.

Banquet Tickets

Basic registration includes a ticket to each of two banquets.  If you have guests attending the banquets, you may buy additional tickets for $45-$50, depending on the day.  Because we must order the number of dinners in advance, extra banquet tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable.


AKA’s refund policy states that any registration cancelled prior to September 15 will be refunded less $20 processing fee.  There will be no refunds after September 15.