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Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School

Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-2426
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Ranked #2 of 14 activities in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
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upstate New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My 17 year-old son and 12 year-old niece took a spin at guided gliding and had an excellent time. It was a really windy day which interfered with what they were able to do--the school gave them the option of getting their money back after the first flight/returning another day--but time is always of the essence on vacation so they... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had an absolute blast!! I choose the "Rollercoaster" ride versus a calm, quiet flight and it was a blast!! I loved getting to take the controls and my instructor made me feel so at ease! Like someone else said, the flight once your release from the plane is less than 10 minutes. Next time I will certaily pay the... More

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Apex, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The 3 hour class is a really great experience. Our 3 boys - ages 19, 17, 14 - signed up and were all able to do it with ease. After a lesson and video, they each got 5 runs down the hill, each lasting around 10-15 seconds each. The instructors are really involved. The kids got certificates at the end.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

These guys are vets and could do this in their sleep. Very safe and efficient. Plane tows you up and then you float back down. They even let you steer while you're up in the air. Only 15 minutes, but very fun.

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Cypress, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My husband and I did this with our daughter for her 21st birthday. We each did the tandem flight from 2000 feet. Wow! It was so much fun :) We would highly recommend this school as they were professional and efficient and wonderful to deal with. The pilots were great "guides" and made sure we got the most out of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We signed our kids up (ages 7 and 11) for the kids hang gliding class. The people at Kitty Hawk Kites were all so nice and enthusiastic. The class was conducted with professionalism, safety, and fun in mind. There was plenty of room for parents to spectate and take pictures too! Our instructors were Alex and Hunter and the kids... More

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were able to walk right in and get our two girls (ages 7 and 9) in the last group of the evening. The staff was awesome with them. Patient and kind and full of energy (which is shocking considering they run those dunes probably hundreds of times in a day and should have been worn out by the time... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I went on the 2000 feet tandem hang gliding ride. Mike was my pilot and he was truly wonderful. He was knowledgeable and friendly. Flying with him was easy and I felt at ease during the entire trip. The other pilots and staff were all friendly, experienced and helpful. I loved my trip and I will definitely be back.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This was my first trip to the OBX and I wanted to try various outdoor adventures. I'm a little scared of heights so the dune hang gliding was perfect! The sand softened your fall and the instructors were very encouraging/patient. I'd definitely return and maybe work my way up to the higher elevations!!.

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Redington Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We signed up for the beginner lessons and had a wonderful time. The "ground school" training was pretty minimal, but was effective in providing needed basic information. It was a good walk to the actual launch site but not bad. It's a beautiful spot and the sand is perfect. I wore sandals that strapped on and we're good for running... More

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