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Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School

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About Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School
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.
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Nags Head, NC
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

Went with my husband for hang gliding lessons this afternoon. Our instructors were Wolf and Drake. We had a great time, great instructors, and great afternoon. Really fun. This was a wonderful time of year to be out there since our group was the only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Journey597728
Reviewed 12 October 2018

My 15 year-old daughter and I decided to try hang gliding in the area the Wright Brothers held their famous first flight. Neither of us had ever been hang gliding so we were quite excited. We had good wind that day and were able to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank mfmc3233
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Glad I did this!! However, it is very physically taxing to get to the spot of gliding. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat and have plenty of water!!! I would still do it again, but be more in shape!! hahaha

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank donnagreiss
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Jockey’s Ridge to walk the dunes and fly a kite. Great fun by the way. We did not think that the hang gliding school was for kids so were pleasantly surprised when they offered to register our daughter 11. The staff was very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jeremyr137
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This company give just about everyone that can climb a dune the chance to hang glide. There is a class with safety and instructions done by the fantastic staff, then equipment and up the dune ya go. It was so much fun, the instructors keep...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

My friends and I did this a few years back. It was a ton of fun learning the basics of hang gliding off of Jockey’s Ridge. Dave (not sure if he’s still there as it’s been a few years since we did this-sorry for the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kmills32
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend. My boys and husband loved it. Staff is great - ask for Luke. Worth every penny, plus jockey’s ridge is so cool to visit. Would do it again tomorrow.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tracyvdot
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We made the trip to OBX to see the Wrights Brothers National Memorial and decided to try a hang gliding lesson! It was such an amazing experience and truly a hands on way to walk in the footsteps of the Wright Brothers as they soared...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Colins_Mom2008
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

My 17 year old son is a cancer patient with a medi-port in his chest. We were concerned if he would be able to hang glide due to the port and harness. We called Bruce with our concern and not only did he talk to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Psalm91bpp
Reviewed 7 June 2018

My 11 year old son and I did the beginner hang gliding lesson and we are SO glad we did. The instructors were very engaging and knowledgeable (I had Jesse and Maurice) and the location was very cool. I will, however, say this...be prepared because...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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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