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2015 – Bobby Stanfield

Nomination letter: This nominee’s innovative designs have been admired world wide and have inspired many people to build on his contribution. From his methodical cleaness of design to his innovative contribution of connectors, this nominee has given the kite world a plethora of ideas to play with. His connectors alone have inspired many to use […]

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2015 – Phil Broder

Nomination letter: Phil first became interested in kites in 1993, when he drove past the first Chicago Sport Kite Festival and thought it looked interesting. He stopped and talked to a guy who turned out to be Jim Miller, and the rest is history. He started off flying sport kites and competed heavily through 1998, […]

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2015 – Kathy Goodwind

Nomination letter: For nearly 4 decades, this nominee has built a world-wide reputation as a designer, manufacturer and retailer of kites. This nominee first got her introduction to kiting by attending a kite festival in the mid-1970s. Soon after she started making kites under the moniker of Suspended Elevations and then opened Seattle’s Gasworks Park […]

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The AKA Needs Your Help!

The AKA is currently soliciting donations to the American Kitefliers Association “Great Kite Auction” at our 38th Annual Convention in Enid, OK! The auction is the AKA’s main fundraiser for the year, and helps fund our programs throughout the year. This year, we plan to have loud and silent auctions, bag raffles, and a cash […]

Al Axton inlaid Line Winder

Raffle: Handcrafted Inlaid Line Winder

Congratulations to Cliff and Gerry Pennell for winning the Handcrafted inlaid line winder! This month we are offering a Handcrafted inlaid line winder 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, 2015! NOTE: You must be an active AKA member to enter […]

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Raffle: National Park Themed Kite

Congratulations to Archie Stewart of Chestnut Hill, MA on winning the National Park Themed Kite! This month we are offering a National Park Themed 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, 2015! NOTE: You must be an active AKA member […]

Premier Kites 8.5 foot Box Delta (Cool Orbit)

Raffle: Premier Kites 8.5 foot Box Delta (Cool Orbit)

This month we are offering a Premier Kites 8.5 foot Box Delta (Cool Orbit) 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, 2015! NOTE: You must be an active AKA member to enter this raffle, tickets ($2 each) are available via the […]

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Raffle: Revolution B-Series Kite Package

This month we are offering a Revolution B-Series Kite Package 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, 2015! NOTE: You must be an active AKA member to enter this raffle, tickets ($2 each) are available via the AKA Members Forum link […]

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Raffle: Mikio Toki Kite

Congratulations to Donald Teeter in Largo, Florida for winning the 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 July 1st, 2015! NOTE: You must be an active AKA member to […]