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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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What penguins must feel like.

Take a tandem flight if you really want to fly. One of our family did that and came away with a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Columbia, SC
Do not waste your money and dreams

So back on Black Friday I booked a duo hang gliding flight for $250 for June 11th. On June 10th I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adirondacks, NY
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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: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
302 Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-2426
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Take a tandem flight if you really want to fly. One of our family did that and came away with a thrilling experience. Others opted for the dune kites and found it's really just kind of take off and landing and you don't really ever...More

Thank DugRau
Reviewed 1 week ago

So back on Black Friday I booked a duo hang gliding flight for $250 for June 11th. On June 10th I happened to call just to make sure it was on, and they said no, it's been cancelled because we don't have a pilot...someone should...More

Thank celticpotato
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dunes at Jockey's Ridge aren't as high as they once were but it is still a great deal of fun. The instructors are knowledgeable and extremely helpful. A great way to spend a few hours.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a great time doing the hang gliding school.Chris and Dominic were great instructors. The positivity of the instructors help you have a good time! I would recommend this experience. It isn't scary!

Thank allyouneedistara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a neat experience. It's a great way to try hand gliding with the safety of the dunes, soft landings. The instructors were all really nice, entertaining, and great at teaching the skill. Highly recommend. Our instructor, Nolan was great.

Thank Kendra B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week learning to hang glide on the dunes. As Floridians, we really loved the cooler weather. As humans, we really loved the people in the school. As athletes, we really loved running, climbing dunes and flying! I can't say enough nice things...More

Thank LongHairedJan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun. Fun. Fun! Great location for hang gliding lessons - right on the dunes at Jockey Ridge State Park. All the instructors we interacted with were friendly and knowledgeable. They made the experience great and created a fun atmosphere! Hannah, our primary instructor, was a...More

Thank Marianne K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend turned 50, and we went to the beach to celebrate. We decided to try the beginner hang gliding lesson, even though we're "mature" adults. We were a little worried it may be too extreme for us, but we were fine. The beginner class...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband is a hang-glider pilot and I have experienced a few tandem flights. We found this school that would give me my first experience at free-flight. Our guides (Wolf and Luke) took good care of me, guided me along my 5 flights off the...More

Thank 6camaro7
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Beautiful mountain high sand dunes at the peak. Decorative kite flying or hang gliding! The ocean on one side the bay on the opposite side. Public bathroom. Restaurants and gift shops galore.

Thank Bernice S
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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?
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