David Checkley Lifetime Acheivement


2017
Daniel Prentice

He continues a "lifetime" of kite and kite business-related involvement. In addition to manufacturing, he's been long-devoted to spreading quality information regarding kites in the world, first with his own magazine and now as the editor of the AKA's newsletter, "Kiting". More recently, as executive director of the AKA, Daniel has made a strong effort to become an active bridge between our industry and the existing and potential kite community.



 
2016
Randy Tom
Designer/Artist


2015
John Harris
Kitty Hawk Kites


2014
Mark Reed
Prism Kite Technology

2013
Don and Jeri Dixon
Kites Unlimited, NC

2012
David & Jim Hadzicki
Revolution Enterprises

2011
Lolly Hadzicki
Revolution Enterprises

2010
Elaine Leitner
Second Wind

2009
Erv Crosby
Four Winds Kite Shop

2008
Bill Dual and Debbie Schaumberg
In the Breeze

2007
George Emmons
Into the Wind

2006
Billy Jones
Flying Things

2005
Jay Knerr
Kite Loft

2004
Jim Christianson
Skydog Kites

2003
Bill Ochse
Kite Loft

2002
Don Tabor
Top of the Line

2001
Andrea Skwarek
go fly a kite

Prior to 2001, the KTAI Presented the David Checkley Most Significant Contribution to the KTAI Award.

2000
David and Susan Gomberg
Gomberg Kite Productions

1994, 1998-1999
David Gomberg
Gomberg Kite Productions

1997
Maggie Vohs
Catch the Wind

1992-1993, 1997
Judy Neuger
What's Up

1996
Kathy Goodwind
Goodwinds Kites

1995
Roger Chewning
Sky Festivals

1991
Bob Mileti
Trlby Kites

1990
Brooks Leffler
Kites Aweigh