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Well Done, Kitty Hawk Kites!

My 11 year old son and I did the beginner hang gliding lesson and we are SO glad we did. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beauregard70
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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Great day on Jockey's Ridge

I visited Kitty Hawk Hang Gliding with two friends and we all had a great time! The day we went was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
aaliving
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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302 Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Kitty Hawk Hang Gliding with two friends and we all had a great time! The day we went was pretty windy, but our instructors Wolf and Garrett made sure we flew safe and still had fun. Both of them kept us engaged while...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I always wanted to fly a hang glider but, well you know. This trip my wife told me to go take lessons and I did. So glad I did too. Really first rate operation right on the grounds of Jockey's Ridge State park. 'Ground School'...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

If you get a chance to take a hang gliding class at Kitty Hawk Kites, DO IT!!! I was so scared to try it, but I couldn’t be happier I did. Flying over the sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge was a great experience. It made...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We met with the staff. Nolan & Tycho. These guys made this fun adventure worth it. Couldn’t say enough to show our gratitude and excitement for this sport and how great our experience was. Kudos to these guys!! Thanks a million!!

Thank Les W
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KittyHawkKitesInc, Manager at Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you so much for flying with us Wes, hope to see you again on the dunes!

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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

2  Thank william s
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KittyHawkKitesInc, Manager at Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you so much! We take pride in our crew here and really appreciate hearing things like this! Have a great day!

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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

1  Thank damartz
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KittyHawkKitesInc, Manager at Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you so much! We take pride in our crew here and really appreciate hearing things like this! Have a great day!

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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
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KittyHawkKitesInc, Manager at Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you so much! We take pride in our crew here and really appreciate hearing things like this! Have a great day!

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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
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KittyHawkKitesInc, Manager at Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you so much! We take pride in our crew here and really appreciate hearing things like this! Have a great day!

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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
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KittyHawkKitesInc, Manager at Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you so much! We take pride in our crew here and really appreciate hearing things like this! Have a great day!

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23 January 2017|
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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
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