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Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School

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Address: Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number: 252-441-2426
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Fantastic fun for all ages

What could be better than learning how to fly on the same sand dunes as the Wright Brothers over 100 years ago. Dune gliding in the OBX is a fantastic way to spend a morning and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

What could be better than learning how to fly on the same sand dunes as the Wright Brothers over 100 years ago. Dune gliding in the OBX is a fantastic way to spend a morning and Kitty Hawk Kites could not have made it more fun. The whole session was excellent, with very friendly, professional and enthusiastic instructors. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was my first experience hang gliding, and it was amazing! My hang gliding lesson was tandem and done at the Cotton Gin in Grandy. The instructor was patient and knowledgeable. The hang gliding was like nothing I have ever done before. Seeing the Outerbanks from 2000 feet in the air is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I hope... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My 10 year old just joined the "flyers club"...she loved it. The instructors took the time to remember everyone's name and were so patient! Check it out...we'll be back!

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Haymarket, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My husband and 14-year-old daughter had a great time doing this for the first time. Both enjoyed it, but my daughter loved it so much that she really wants to advance to the next class for our next visit to the OBX. Both were in two separate beginner groups and were able to take photos and video footage of each... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went hang gliding on a windy day, and that's probably why we didn't enjoy the experience more. Everyone was very nice and tried to let us fly but the wind was so strong at times they could barely let us leave the ground. It was like a sand blast furnace up there and a lot of hot walking to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We signed up for the 2000' tandem hang gliding at the Cotton Gin - absolutely worth every penny! Entire family took a flight and have nothing but praise for the staff and pilots! Andy was awesome with my 14 year old son, who is still talking about his adventure. Thanks for making this trip a special one and anyone who... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My oldest daughter and husband took the beginning hang gliding lesson at Jockey Ridge State park in Nags Head, NC. Their lesson was with Travis of Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School. They had an awesome time! It was a perfect starting lesson with small classes and very safety oriented in a be a beautifull location. My younger daughter was... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went as a group of seven with five kids from ten to seventeen. The instructors were great, spending extra time reasurring the anxious member of our group. My older teens were a little disapointed that you are only 10-15 feet off the ground, but had fun regardless. This is a great first hang gliding experience. If you are going... More 

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King George, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very nice setup for a beginning hang gliding lesson. You go up to the dunes, and glide down along the slope with an instructor running beside you. I was never more than about 8 feet above the ground at any point. Both myself and my 10 year old son did it, and had a fun time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a MUST DO! We arrived at our time and went through the training. Our instructors were young men that were so attentive to please us in every way. When we arrived on the hill, the wind died and they tried their best to get us airborne, running with us down the hill. They knew there was no way... More 

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