April 5th - Sled Kites

April 5th – Sled Kites

Sled Kites  Sled kites are another one of the simple and traditional kites that many people recognize. They are super easy to build, easy to fly, and super stable. They are simple flat sail with at least 2 spars. Sometimes those spars can be solid spars, or they could be inflated fabric spars. Generally the […]

Let's Recap!

Let’s Recap!

Nic O’Neill, the NKM Chairmen here wanting to give you an update not that we are solidly celebrating NKM. Well, the first few days of National Kite Month have come and gone, and boy oh boy it has been absolutely amazing what has been going on across the country. There was folks flying in Washington […]

April 3rd – Box Kites and the Lincoln City Kite Festival

Box Kites  Box kites look exactly what they sound like. A box! is a high performance kite, noted for developing relatively high lift; it is a type within the family of cellular kites. The typical design has four parallel struts. The box is made rigid with diagonal crossed struts. There are two sails, or ribbons, whose […]

Prizes, Kites, and Cool Things, OH MY!

Prizes, Kites, and Cool Things, OH MY!

The official countdown has begun! Only a few more weekends before the start of National Kite Month, and things are hopping along. We have hosted our first prize drawing on our Facebook page, and are getting set to host a few more prize drawings in the next few weeks. Stickers are flying out the door, […]

FREE KITES!!! From the 'Thank You Charlie Program'

FREE KITES!!! From the ‘Thank You Charlie Program’

The “Thank You Charlie” program is run by the AKA in order to distribute kite kits at no cost to the recipient.  We are currently distributing bundles of 30 free kite kits.  The program is funded by donations made to the AKA.  Additional donations are welcome. The purpose of distributing kite kits is to encourage […]

Stickers, Patches, and Pins OH MY!

Stickers, Patches, and Pins OH MY!

It’s here folks! Well, at this very moment the stickers are here and available and the rest will be available soon. Head on over to our etsy shop and get your hands on some of the new stickers!   National Kite Month Etsy Shop  

What's Going On Back There?

What’s Going On Back There?

Some of you have been asking “What’s going on behind the scenes over at the National Kite Month?” Well, to be honest, LOTS! In February, Nic O’Neill was named chairman of National Kite Month. She is an avid kite flyer, and a super avid planner and logistics queen. She also has a great laugh, and is […]