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2012 AKA Grand Nationals – Day 1

Traditionally our daily updates are focused mostly on reporting, but I’m finding myself on the verge of being more involved with the AKA than ever before, sort of a personal stake this time around so my updates this year will be a little more “from the hip”… I hope you enjoy it, and I’ll try […]

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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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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 63: AKA Corner

Hello there. I hope this finds you well and with time and weather to fly kites. Rumors: I am constantly amazed at what I hear coming back through the grapevine. I hear that the AKA is losing money hand over fist, we are eating our seed corn, there is complete mismanagement. So let’s talk. The […]

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Issue 62: AKA Corner

Convention: Convention was great. We had plenty of room. We had good wind when we had wind. The building would have been an effective wind block to the east, but the wind never came from that direction. It blew out of the north and northeast the whole time we were there. The two sound fields […]

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Issue 61: AKA Corner

Convention 2008 – Gettysburg, PA – Come Fly in to History with us. September 22 to27. Convention is five days crammed full of every kite event imaginable. It is hard to find the time to do everything. If you are a first-timer, please feel welcome and make yourself known. We all look forward to meeting […]

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2006 AKA Convention: Day 6

And finally, we reach Saturday, the last official day of the 2006 AKA convention in Des Moines, Iowa. Sometimes it has seemed like a very long week (particularily if you are a monkey who has tba’ed in both of his Experienced Multiline events) and a few times today I looked back and thought, whar, where […]

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