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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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So Much Fun!

Spent 3 hours learning to hang glide off the dunes at Jockey's Ridge State Park. It was amazing! Nico was an excellent instructor, and was always giving suggestions on how to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Ashburn
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Spent 3 hours learning to hang glide off the dunes at Jockey's Ridge State Park. It was amazing! Nico was an excellent instructor, and was always giving suggestions on how to improve for your next flight, so you get more distance, or you have a better landing. It is obvious he loves what he is doing, and loves the sport.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

FLY THIS! Everyone and their mother goes para-sailing and swimming on a beach vacation - for some added thrill, how about something with a little more lift? For about $100 and 3 hours in the blistering sun, you can take hang gliding lessons in Jockey's Ridge State Park. The Wright Brother's were totally on to something when they flew their... More 

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Philadephia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A BIG shout out to Mike and the team at Jockey's Ridge yesterday for making my husband's childhood dream come true! He spent many vacations with his family in Hatteras and on the drive back North, he saw the FUN, and begged to stop and take a flight. They never would. Yesterday, he finally did it! Mike made it FUN... More 

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Cicero, IN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stop in to Kitty Hawk Kites every time we're in the Outer Banks. My guy forgot the kite string for his Roko (sp) kite & he needed at least 90 pound test (of course they had it). Such a fun place & great selection of kites, twirlers, fun stuff & clothing!

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Southport, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We all tried this. The whole family except for our smallest member was in our group. Our instructor Collin was great. He was patient with us as we were not very good. We laughed a ton and overall had an amazing adventure as a family.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I took my 13 year old (going on 30) daughter for a hang gliding class. She had a blast! I met all the teachers while everyone arrived and I can tell you for sure that these guys take safety seriously. All the folks that work in this shop are real sharp and focussed - real professionals, I can't say enough... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

FLY an authentic replica of the Wright Brothers1902 Glider! This is a MUST DO! Don't just read about the Wright Brothers or be satisfied visiting the memorial. There are some things you don't even know should be on your bucket list and this is one of them. Use your cell phone - call to book this instant. This is a... More 

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Barrigada, Mariana Islands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I can't say enough good things about this company. From the very beginning, with reservations, and then introductions at the facility, Kitty Hawk Kites was an amazing experience. They have such an emphasis on safety that I can imagine this being great family fun! Definitely check them out the next time you are in the Outer Banks... and then buy... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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