Early newsletters used a typed heading of “WASHINGTON KITEFLYERS – Newsletter” and “WASHINGTON KITEFLIERS ASSOCIATION.” Founder Dave Checkley designed the later repeating WKAWKAWKA with the fading letters; its first use was September 1976. June 1978, photographs appeared. By March 1983, WKA header was superimposed on a Philippine Fighter Kite designed by founder Tony Toledo and used on four issues. The fading letters returned until the transition to our current red, yellow, and blue WKA diamond kites with the February-March 1993 issue, designed by Jeffrey Reed.

* Newsletters courtesy of the Drachen Foundation.

** Newsletters courtesy of the World Kite Museum.