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In 1986 AIRTIME was founded as a specialty outerwear manufacturer in Hood River, Oregon. The high end clothing was built for ski patrol, firemen, EMS, and the private individual looking for the very best in customizable outerwear.
In the summer of 2000 kiteboarding established itself as a legitimate sport in Hood River with an exposition at the Gorge Games. The sport was now larger than just a few pioneers and a number of distributors decided that the Gorge was the place to set up shop. With all kite manufacturing taking place overseas it was necessary to have a local manufacturing facility that could provide warranty repairs and alterations to rectify manufacturing flaws. No one was in a better position to fill this role than AIRTIME.
The summer of 2001 saw AIRTIME expand to become a full fledged kite repair facility with warranty contracts and a growing list of wholesale clients. In 2002 AIRTIME filled a void in the market and introduced their own line of aftermarket bladders. Quickly, AIRTIME was recognized as the leading aftermarket bladder provider.
In 2003 the kite portion of the business had grown so much that it was necessary to divide the business and form AIRTIME kite, Inc. This adjustment enabled AIRTIME kite to focus solely on the kite industry and the products and services that kiters wanted and needed.
Today AIRTIME kite is recognized as the premier provider of kite repair and the world leader in aftermarket bladders. AIRTIME kite now has 3 repair facilities and distributors scattered across the globe.
Though it has grown, AIRTIME kite continues to be a family run business with the goal of providing the very best services and products at a competitive price. We look forward to sharing our love of the sport with you as we provide for your kite repair needs.