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Address: 302 Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959
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+1 252-441-2426
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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My boys and I loved this adventure. The instructors were helpful and encouraging and the experience was incredible. A definite must do in OBX.

Reviewed 23 June 2015
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Maryville, United States
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Maryville, United States
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

My boys and I loved this adventure. The instructors were helpful and encouraging and the experience was incredible. A definite must do in OBX.

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Loveland, Ohio
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42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Went to try the beginner dunes hang gliding today...had plenty of family including teens and adults. While we had little wind, the instructors did everything they could to make the trip memorable. They shifted us a couple times to try and make the most of the changing direction of the wind. All were very friendly and helped each of us... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I always thought flying is quite scary, however this is not scary at all. My husband and I had a wonderful time hang gliding. Will and Willie, our instructors, were really patient and gave us suggestions to improve the flight.

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KC
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

This was a great experience particularly with the Wright Brothers doing their thing right down the street. The first mistake we made was to go to the big Kitty Hawk Kites store across the street from Jockeys Ridge State Park. Don't do this, go directly to the Park, the parking lot is small and you will see a large hang... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

This place has everything and access to everything else. The staff is helpful and the programs and adventures are very well organized. The staff is what really impressed us. Everyone we encountered was welcoming, helpful, knowledgeable, and really cool. If you want to b experience hang gliding, water sports, tours, or any type adventures this is the place to call.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We had a wonderful time learning this sport from Willie and Katie. My 11 year old had a fantastic time, and I felt they did their best to make sure she had a great time. I am a bigger person and other than climbing up the sand dunes, I had a great time as well!

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Thank Michelle C
Ashburn
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79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Spent 3 hours learning to hang glide off the dunes at Jockey's Ridge State Park. It was amazing! Nico was an excellent instructor, and was always giving suggestions on how to improve for your next flight, so you get more distance, or you have a better landing. It is obvious he loves what he is doing, and loves the sport.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

FLY THIS! Everyone and their mother goes para-sailing and swimming on a beach vacation - for some added thrill, how about something with a little more lift? For about $100 and 3 hours in the blistering sun, you can take hang gliding lessons in Jockey's Ridge State Park. The Wright Brother's were totally on to something when they flew their... More 

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Philadephia
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171 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

A BIG shout out to Mike and the team at Jockey's Ridge yesterday for making my husband's childhood dream come true! He spent many vacations with his family in Hatteras and on the drive back North, he saw the FUN, and begged to stop and take a flight. They never would. Yesterday, he finally did it! Mike made it FUN... More 

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Cicero, IN
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We stop in to Kitty Hawk Kites every time we're in the Outer Banks. My guy forgot the kite string for his Roko (sp) kite & he needed at least 90 pound test (of course they had it). Such a fun place & great selection of kites, twirlers, fun stuff & clothing!

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