Hello, I’m Scott Fisher and I started a company called Topflight Products in 1980, selling aviation products that we manufactured for the EAA show in Oshkosh. You know what, we are still exhibiting there each and every year. In 1986, we changed our name to Gift of Wings and put a small kiosk in the local Mayfair Mall. Thanks to my partners at the time, Jeff and Joe.

In 1987, we were asked by Milwaukee County Parks to open a small kite store in Milwaukee’s Veterans Park, to sell kites and kite flying accessories. The store was 100 square feet and we are still in Park, but the store has grown to 1200 square feet, and includes a full-service food concession stand. Yeah, we sell food and we have the best Ice Cream in Milwaukee. This seasonal store operates from March through November or until it gets so cold that we can’t stand it anymore. We also produce kite festivals in January, February, May, July, and September at this location. We also produce kite festivals in the Chicago area, Kenosha and Delavan, WI during the year. We also have a series of free family movies throughout the summer. We also host local school kids for Kite making classes.

In 1988, we moved our manufacturing arm into our current location on St Martins Rd in Franklin, WI. We also operate a retail store in this location, along with an ice cream stand. I like to say we have the best Ice Cream in Franklin!

In 1997 Giftofwings.com was born in Charlies office. This site offers retail kite and flying product sales, event information, menu information, our specialty RC Blimps, and the local lakefront weather and a KITE CAM. We recently updated the site with a state of the art shopping cart.

In 2002 we started a company called Blimpworks, a company dedicated to manufacturing Remote Control Blimps for sports teams. Check them out, they are very cool! www.rcblimp.net

In 2013 we opened a store in the Historic Greendale Village in Greendale, WI. This is a wonderful retail store in a very unique setting. In this store, we also feature the Best Ice Cream in Greendale. If you are in town, Greendale should end up on your list of fun places to visit. We also feature Santa at Christmas, the Easter Bunny at Easter, open Market presentations, outdoor movies in the Summer and one of the most incredible Halloween displays that we call Hallowings!.

Today, our stores are doing well and we have expanded our internet presence with a site called www.giftofwingslanding.com. We still exhibit at EAA, operate our retail stores, manufacture some products, and we work with organizations and sports teams all over the world. We are putting on some of the largest kite festivals in the country. Thanks to my staff and partners for all that you do to make Gift of Wings, Inc successful.

Oh, yeah, I still fly kites, airplanes and RC blimps on a regular basis and am intrigued with anything that flies.