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Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School

302 Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-2426
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Hang gliding lessons

For the sake of perspective, I spent a week at the school taking hang gliding lessons. My review... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
william s
Beginner hand gliding lesson

My husband and I had been once before but this trip we took our 13 year old daughter. We had a... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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The largest hang gliding school in the world! Located at Jockey's Ridge State Park, Kitty Hawk Kites has taught well over 300,000 people how to hang glide since the school was founded in 1974 by pioneer hang glider John Harris.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
302 Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-2426
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

For the sake of perspective, I spent a week at the school taking hang gliding lessons. My review is based on personal experience from working with the staff at Kitty Hawks Kites along with my observations of how they handled other people visiting for a...More

Thank william s
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had been once before but this trip we took our 13 year old daughter. We had a great time. Wolf went out of his way to give us one extra flight on the Albatross. He is a great enthusiastic instructor. We...More

Thank damartz
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

What a cool way to spend an afternoon on the OBX. Nolan, Wolf and Luke were fantastic! Encouaging, great instruction and high energy. Would recommend spring or fall as it will be hot in the summer. No shade while you stand on the top of...More

Thank C G
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We had a blast! Jesse and Luke were a ton of fun and kept us laughing and having a great time. Ground school and training was thorough. Then we were on to the dunes. The winds that day were fairly strong due to Hurricane Jose...More

Thank 0lornaw
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Our family of five greatly enjoyed learning to Hang Glide at the Kitty Hawk Kites School. We each got 5 flights. Some of us did better than others but we all had fun! Wolf and Doran were great instructors. They accompany you on each flight....More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Having children ranging from sixteen to ten months this was a great choice for the family. My oldest learned and enjoyed his instructor Wolf. While my nine year old loved Dom and Brandon, she flew backwards and then gave two thumbs while flying. They want...More

Thank dhandus2
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Our family spent two days with Kitty Hawk Kites. The first day was hang gliding lessons as the State Park. The weather was not very cooperative, but we all made the best of it. The six of us had a fantastic time learning how to...More

Thank Deb L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My 7-year old (very adventurous) really wanted to hang-glide so we signed up months ago. When we arrived, she was the only child in the children's class so they put her in with the adults. My two tiny complaints: 1. Even if there is only...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My husband and I signed up for a 9am lesson. We arrived w plenty of time to complete forms and watch videos before heading out to the dunes with our instructor. We had favourable winds for our small group of three and all were able...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Our family of four (including two teens) had a great time at hang gliding school - and we are not fond of heights! Instructors Nolan, Jesse and Isaiah were excellent - they were patient, energized and diligent about safety. They made sure everyone was having...More

Thank JFrig
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23 January 2017|
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Response from KittyHawkKitesInc | Property representative |
You all can sign up for the class, the kid's classes may not be set up online since they require extra instructors to ensure a safe lesson for the kids. If you call 1-877-FLY-THIS our reservation professionals will be able... More