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“Great Fun!”

Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School
Ranked #1 of 24 Shopping in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 November 2011

The instructors were great! They really enjoy their jobs! Safe and fun. We will go back and do it again!

Thank Work2Play_11
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

We were in for a friend's wedding and decided to give gliding a try. It was a great experience with a good set up (on sand, not very high jump point, lots of instruction and safety checks). They were one glider so we had to rotate some. The instructors were helpful and fun. Overall it was a great experience and we would love to do it again.

Thank Noelle L
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

I had reservations to hang glide for 6 months...I get there and it's raining, but these boys were great about rescheduling us for later in the day, watching the weather on radar, and just in general great about getting out there with us. Very patient instructors with a fun sense of humor. And because our first session got rained out they didn't count the 2 runs we had already done. By far the best thing I did in North Carolina.

Thank Kerissa C
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

My son is 7 years old an he loves to experience lots of different things. He has done parasailing, bungee jumping, free falls, etc. He was pretty excited when we told him we were going to get him hand gliding lessons. Kitty Hawk Kites Hand Gliding School offers a fantastic class for young children that is extremely safe, educational, and fun.

The whole thing lasted around 3.5 hours. It started with video education, then a quick check over an actual hand glider, and finally up to the dunes. While your young child does their 5 flights he or she will have 2 instructors that are constantly with them and holding on to tethers the whole time. Everyone we interacted with or instructed our son were unbelievable friendly, helpful, patient, and good teachers.

Hand-gliding lessons is a unique experience that is well worth considering if you are in the OBX. It also helps you to appreciate the heritage of the area in human flight. A+++

Thank William L
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

The bioluminescent trip sounded neat and sounded better than kayaking in the 95+ degree heat we had this summer. Obviously you can't see anything at night and the biting insects in the Marsh were ridiculous. Then when we finally got to the open area where the bioliminescent critters were supposed to be-what a joke. If you ran your fingers through the water just right, you would see little tiny sparkles from the dinoflagellates. Dinoflagellarea are microscopic creatures. No one even realized that this was what we actually came to see-we all though it was a stop along the way.

Our guide was nice-hes a student intern working nearby and he was nice enough to share his bug spray. If it weren't for that, I'd have been eaten alive-i apparently missed a spot and had 23 bites on the inside of my arm! And the itchiest bites I've ever had. Probably would be nice if the salespeople told you to be prepared too.

3  Thank kendelld
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