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.