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Address: 302 Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959
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+1 252-441-2426
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The largest hang gliding school in the world! Located at Jockey's Ridge...

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.

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Amazing hang gliding experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2016
Marcie L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 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 inspiring and encouraging! Big props to Stevie, Hannah, Jorge and Elliott! So excited to receive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 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 the little education about the structure of a glider. This was helpful, but there really... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 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 tons of water, which got hot quick. The staff was friendly. If your an adrenaline... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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 lot during our flight and even let me take a turn steering! Maybe next time... More 

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Thank Jennifer G
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I love being in the air - I've flown a plane, been in a hot air balloon, been on a seaplane, parasailed, ziplined which have all been great experiences but hang gliding tops the list by far. Linda drove me to the hang glider. She was great. I told her I also want to skydive and she replied "why be... More 

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Wilson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

My sons gave me a the 2000 foot tandem flight. At first I was reluctant but after giving it some thought, I decided to do it. I must say it was a fantastic experience. A young man by the name Andy was my pilot. We strapped in and in a short time we were off the ground and climbing out.... More 

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Thank Lee D
Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Kitty Hawk Kites provides what is arguably one of the most unique experiences available anywhere on Earth. On Friday, June 10th, 2016, at Jockey’s Ridge near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, my daughter became the 167th person in the history of the world to pilot the 1902 Wright Glider operated by Kitty Hawk Kites. Wilbur and Orville Wright were obviously the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I really thought the price was "tourist trap" pricing until I got there and started doing it. Yes, it's expensive, but I felt like I got my money's worth with 5 flights on the dune. (First time there, so I was in the Beginner's class.) I look forward to going back for advanced classes and the aerotow. All the staff... More 

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Thank drmoravia
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I had fun hang gliding with two of my friends. Even though we didn't go as high as we expected, we still had fun. The staff are very friendly. We were 25 minutes late and they politely put us into rotation with the other group. The only thing I did not like about this experience is that we were under... More 

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