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Great Lakes Kitefliers Society

of Western New York

SF Cody Society

The life and achievements of Samuel Franklin Cody (1867-1913), showman, kite developer and aviator, a man of greatly diverse talents and for me a subject of abiding fascination.

The Drachen Foundation is a non-profit educational corporation, founded in 1994 for the purpose of facilitating educational projects concerning historical, cultural, and artistic areas of kiting.

Why join the AKA??

…. includes news on kite festivals around the country, a calendar of events, kite plans, and plenty of news about kite flying and kite people.

But many other benefits come with membership. Members receive liability insurance to protect them in the event of a kite accident, a 10% discount at more than 100 member kite stores, monthly email updates, a directory of members, and a solid connection with other active kiters engaged in kite education, competitions and kite making.

The annual membership in AKA includes a subscription to 'Kiting' (The only magazine about kites around).  You can sign up online at

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