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Resignation by President Nic O’Neill

Hi, It has been a little bit since I have written directly to the membership as a whole (both former and current).  Today, I am writing to let you know that I have handed in my resignation as President of the American Kitefliers Association. It has been a wonderful experience and I thank you for […]

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Fighter Freaks Interview – Kevin Kilgoar

What is your name? Kevin Kilgoar How long have you been flying fighter kites? 20+ years Why fighter kites? Their just fun to fly. What is the easiest, and hardest thing to learn about fighter kites? Nothing seems easy at first , but with all forms of kiting it gets easier with practice. Favorite place to fly? Furthest you […]

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Fighter Freaks Interview – Pam Hodges

1. What is your name Pam Hodges 2. How long have you been flying fighter kites? 25 years 3. Why fighter kites? For the challenge! Was inspired by Bruce Jarvie. 4. What is the easiest, and hardest thing to learn about fighter kites? Easiest was how to fly and hardest initially how to launch since I […]

Fighter Freaks – Interview with Mitch Cordover

From November 12th-18th we are featuring all things Fighter Kites! Lets get this started with an interview with AKA Member and Fighter Kite flier and builder Mitch Cordover.   What is your name Mitch Cordover How long have you been flying fighter kites? Very long. Why fighter kites? Fighters are active and responsive. You actually have to fly […]

2018 Presidential Award Recepients

When I took over as president (Nic O’Neill here…) I felt it was critical when it comes to these next awards to recognize those people that the membership felt best deserved the award. The recipients were selected because they had the most write in votes, and met the criteria for the award. Volunteer of the […]

2018 AKA Convention Daily Activities

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DAILY FLYING ACTIVITIES DAILY MASS ASCENSIONS Every day at 1 pm, we have Mass Ascension. This is where everyone on the field is flying the same kind of kite. All registered Convention attendees are invited to participate. This year Shreveport is inviting the public out for “Lunch on the Lawn” in […]