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AKA Corner

This is a summary of the actions taken and reports given at the quarterly board of directors meeting held earlier this week. First, good news from the treasurer. The AKA is on track to finish the year with a slight profit. This is thanks to stable membership,continued cost control, and increased sales. Second, good news […]

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AKA Corner – March 2012

One year ago, northern Japan was devastated by earthquakes and a tsunami. To commemorate this event; the lives lost; and the strength of the survivors, our friends in the Japan Kite Association are asking that each and everyone take a few minutes on Sunday March 11 to fly a white kite. Please join in wherever […]

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Drachen: Deb Cooley

Deb Cooley I jumped into kiting with both feet in 1984 when I attended my first American Kitefliers Association (AKA) Convention, in Nashville, Tennessee, and saw all the amazing people and kites that “you don’t see in magazines.” I took a second leap when I attended the Washington State International Kite Festival (WSKF) in 1986, […]

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Issue 81: AKA Corner

It’s that time of year, time for holidays and celebrations! Whatever you celebrate, we wish you and your loved ones the best. The perfect gifts can be found in the AKA General Store. Top quality clothing, jewelry, bags, hats and more are available with the AKA logo and your name at no extra cost. Go […]

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Issue 80: AKA Corner

Closing out the year and looking toward the next! Hard to believe, but there are kiters that are not yet AKA members, or have let their membership lapse for more than 3 months. Introduce them to the joys of membership, at only $40 a year. Every person that signs up 5 new or renewing members […]

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Issue 80: AKA Grand Nationals

The convention returns to Wildwood! Traditionally, we’ve done daily updates from the American Kitefliers Association annual Grand Nationals and Convention with highlights, competition results and photos… This time around however, TK and I had literally come straight to New Jersey from a 15 day tour of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Borneo – the time difference […]

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Issue 80: AKA Grand Nationals Gallery

Photos by TK Barresi

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Issue 79: AKA Corner

34th annual AKA Convention and Grand Nationals Are you ready for some serious kite flying, competition, camaraderie, workshops and the fabulous fly market? If so join the AKA in Wildwood New Jersey from September 26 till October 1, 2011 for the 34th Annual American Kitefliers Association Convention. For all kinds of information and registration forms […]

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Issue 78: Kites… Life.

Changing the game From the beginning of sport kite competition (circa 1987), participants were very active not only as competitors but as vocal influences on the very course of this sport… This was the case right up through 2006-2007, when things seemed to get stall somewhat, especially with regard to progression of the sport. Granted, […]

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Issue 78: AKA Corner

Educational Resources on the AKA Website Kites can be used in the classroom as way to teach physics, materials science, aeronautics, aerodynamics and weather. Using kites for education provides an interdisciplinary approach to relate worldwide culture, history, art and language. Few things in history have such a broad, positive, ageless international appeal. As a kite […]

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