Here are 10 reasons why you should consider joining the AKA.
Free Subscription to KITING.
Four times a year, you get this full-color magazine of kite events, feature articles, updates on Association business, kite plans, and news of kite-related issues. Keep us posted on your current address so you don't miss a single issue!
$1,000,000 of coverage if you are involved in organizing, promoting, or attending sanctioned events. Some competitions are for AKA members only.
Discount on purchases at fine kite stores worldwide.
Check KITING for a list of Member Merchants. This alone may pay for your annual membership.
National Kite Month.
AKA and the Kite Trade Association jointly organize and host this comprehensive effort in the month of April to spread and promote the joys of kiting.
Web Page and Email Updates.
Only members can access the inner pages of the popular AKA web page. News and information is quickly sent to members over our email network. Make sure AKA has your current email address.
Membership Directory and Publications.
Reach out to kiters around the country. We list members both alphabetically and geographically. You can choose either a paper directory or one that works conveniently on your computer.
Our library of publications includes an organizing handbook for kite festivals, an internationally recognized rule book for sport kite competition, a classroom guide for teachers, rules and guidelines for kitemaking and fighter kite competition, and a kite club organizing manual.
Annual AKA Convention.
Only members may participate in this fiveday kite festival which includes workshops, seminars, competitions, a fantastic kite auction, and fellowship with kitefliers from all over the world.
Write to AKA Headquarters or call your Regional Director for information and forms. We will promote, support, and insure your event. Many local events could not qualify for permits without insurance and sanctioning.
Participation in Programs and Policy Development.
Many AKA decisions and initiatives affect the success or quality of contemporary kiting. As a member, you have the opportunity to participate in shaping policy and electing leaders. See KITING for a complete committee list.
You belong to the only nationwide organization of kitefliers in America and the largest association of kite enthusiasts in the world.
Yes -- we know that's eleven. But AKA constantly strives to give you more than you expected.
Check out the latest from AKA
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The first edition of “Kites and Kiters” features in-depth coverage of the Dieppe International Kite Festival that was held in September 2014 along with the writings of several AKA members, who share their perspectives of the event.
You will also find a number of very interesting and soulful interviews from kite fliers, artists, builders and historians who were kind enough to share their stories. These interviews include stories from Robert Brasington, Michel Gressier, Kathy Goodwind, kite historians Paul Chapman and George Webster, along with many others.