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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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Hang Gliding Fun

AMAZING. My family and I love vacationing in the OBX. We are always looking for exciting outdoor fun, to try things we can't really do in New Jersey. Kitty Hawk Kites provided... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

AMAZING. My family and I love vacationing in the OBX. We are always looking for exciting outdoor fun, to try things we can't really do in New Jersey. Kitty Hawk Kites provided that and much more. Thinking about soaring through the air was intimidating to my family and friends but we wanted to try. From the time you get there... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

While we did not do the Hang gliding school, we did browse and shop at Kitty Hawk Kites. Picked up so FUN last minute Christmas gifts and a beautiful kite for us to fly!! It had a whirly gig tail and was just stunning!! Loads of fun, even in the dead of winter!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My family and I have always visited Nags Head and have seen hang gliding on Jockey's Ridge but have never done it. I decided to try something new and I'm so glad I did! My instructors were SO incredibly helpful. If you can't do it right the first time or even the third or fourth time, you have teachers that... More 

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My daughter in law took her son Luke, 6, who is blind since birth, hand gliding at Kitty Hawk Kites last week while on vacation in the Outer Banks, NC. two wonderful employees took hours with Luke teaching him how to hold on, etc. and then finally....HE TOOK FLIGHT....with the two of them hanging on to the kite and running... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

We have been doing the hang gliding at Jockey's Ridge since my nephew was 4, and this was his 5th year. We always go to the ground school, prior to making the trek to the dune, so that the kids get a refresher course. When we went on Tuesday, each person took one flight, but it was too windy. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great experience! Fun, exiciting, informative, challenging, & very memorable. As part of my husband's birthday adventure, we went hang-gliding at Jockey's Ridge - tallest sand dunes on the Atlantic coast. John & Sterling were our K.H.K. hang-gliding instructors. They were both very nice, patient, and provided helpful instruction throughout the lesson. Thanks K.H.K for an thrilling adventure!

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had a fantastic, uplifting hang gliding experience with Kitty Hawk Kites during two of our vacation days on the Outer Banks – we stayed in Corolla for a week with our extended family in celebration of our parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. On our first hang gliding day, we took lessons on the dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Who knew how fun hang gliding could be but how challenging, too. Our group consisted of 3 adults and 4 children, ranging in age from 8 to 12. While there was a wait between tries, we all had fun, watching and cheering on each other. We are even looking into doing it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Your terrain can not be completely flat if you hope to get off the ground, and a steady breeze will also help immensely. Taken to extreme these pointers may seem to indicate that a cliff-face may be ideal, but this is only for experienced gliders. Those with less time in the harness may find the programs offered by Kitty Hawk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

....But we still had a great experience. I appreciated that the instructors let us choose whether to continue on with 20+ mph wind gusts or to reschedule for later in the week. Sadly on our reschedule, the wind was also not cooperating, so we ended up getting a partial refund. I would highly recommend, though, to just about everyone! It... More 

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