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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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Our instructor Allen is amazing!

My husband and I were hesitant to purchase the sand dune gliding adventure because he's over the... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2015
via mobile
Fun for the whole family

My three children (15, 12 and 10) and I had wanted a hang gliding experience while in the... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2015
Madison, Wisconsin
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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
302 Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-2426
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Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were hesitant to purchase the sand dune gliding adventure because he's over the weight limit but I am so glad we did! It was too windy but windy enough to get my hubby off the ground. After each flight Allen, our...More

Thank jdesirea
Reviewed 6 September 2015

My three children (15, 12 and 10) and I had wanted a hang gliding experience while in the outerbanks. We had a great time. After the brief hang gliding classroom education we took to the top of one of the large sand dunes at Jockey...More

Thank CM B
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

This was such a fun experience , can't wait to come back and do a tandem flight. The instructors were all so friendly and great

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 4 September 2015

More teaching than flying, probably for safety reasons. We sat through a long video, lecture, then two more videos. Finally walked a long way up the dunes. Kids flights were not real - two instructors held each side of the hang glider the entire way...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

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...More

Thank PeterWR28
Reviewed 25 August 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...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 25 August 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!

Thank emysny
Reviewed 24 August 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...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

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...More

Thank rescuedogsplz
Reviewed 15 August 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...More

Thank Jon W
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22 January 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