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Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School

302 Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-2426
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A great time

My husband, daughter, and I went to check out Jockey's Ridge for the day and ended up hang gliding... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2016
Hang gliding was good, but the waiting was brutal

My 15 year old took the testing session. Ground school and 5 flights. We were there about 4... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2016
Albany, New York
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
302 Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-2426
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

My husband, daughter, and I went to check out Jockey's Ridge for the day and ended up hang gliding instead. What a great day. Our instructor, Jorge, was an amazing instructor - patient, upbeat, and knowledgeable. Our experience was about $100 per person and included...More

1  Thank LAURA H
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

My 15 year old took the testing session. Ground school and 5 flights. We were there about 4 hours. The waiting was brutal between flights. Kitty hawk kites could solve this by simply having smaller class sizes and not affect the number of people power...More

1  Thank Muffinhead2580
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Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Family of 5. We all loved it. Our youngest, 7 yrs old, cried during the training video but once she saw what it was on the dune, she was hooked. Caleb, our instructor, was fantastic and made the kids feel great about their skills. Not...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Awesome experience. Instructors were terrific. Jockey's Ridge is amazing. Beginners get great introductory tutorial and then excellent instruction on the ridge. Well worth the money for a memorable time. Just do it!

Thank degutiskathy
Reviewed August 7, 2016

My family of five took beginner hang gliding lessons from KHK. We were partially rained out the first day, and they were very decent to reschedule us the same week for no extra charge. They put a strong emphasis on safety and the instructors (especially...More

1  Thank KSTravers
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Our family decided to try hang gliding on our OBX vacation. We could not have asked for a better first experience. Jockeys Ridge provided a stunning vista rising above the ocean. Instructors gave excellent professional guidance in such a calm, clear relaxed fashion. They were...More

Thank Marcie L
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went on a huge family/friends vacation to the OBX and stayed in a beach house; 9 in our group decided to try the hang gliding. Our age ranges were 20-55. We sat through the class, signed our waivers, etc. They did...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Somehow we were expecting a little more thrill than we got hang gliding. It seemed more like a sales pitch to get a hang gliding certificate. You get about 5 feet maximum off the ground. It was super hot and they encourage you to bring...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I was so excited to try something new on our 1st outer banks vacation! So many options for things to try but this seemed so unique. I had some nerves at first but this was such a rush! My pilot was great and explained a...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Thank you to Willie and Will F for making our families' first dune gliding experience a great one! Everyone had a fantastic time and want to come back!

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I'm interested in the roughly $100 class with 5 flights. I see they have a kids and an adult class. Are they separate though or is it an option to sign my family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids) up together in one class?
January 22, 2017|
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Response from KittyHawkKitesInc | Property representative |
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