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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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Tandem Hang Gliding

We booked Tandem hang gliding through KHK's. 2000 feet up, towed by a small plane, and then... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert M
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Allison Park
oh what a feeling

We signed up for a lesson and 5 trips on the dunes. This was a present to our grandkids. After an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JoAnne K
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Syracuse, New York
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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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302 Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked Tandem hang gliding through KHK's. 2000 feet up, towed by a small plane, and then released to fly with the hangglider.You have to drive out to the hang gliding area to do this. About 30 minute drive out 158. It was awesome, everybody...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We signed up for a lesson and 5 trips on the dunes. This was a present to our grandkids. After an hour in the building preping them they harnessed up and off to the dunes.

Thank JoAnne K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crew was great and helped us have a fantastic experience on a super windy day when conditions weren't ideal. It was an excellent taste of hang gliding. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't describe in words how much of a great family activity this was. I was a little nervous about bringing my 8 and 5 year old hang gliding, but it was completely safe and a ton of fun. My 5 year old daughter was...More

Thank 630alany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I made advance reservations for the hang gliding school at Jockey's Ridge while in the Outer Banks over Memorial Day weekend. After check-in at the flight school, we signed our waiver and waited for the rest of our group to arrive. We...More

Thank hfritzinger
KittyHawkKitesInc, Manager at Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for being so understanding! Being an outdoor company we try to find as many ways as possible to handle inclement weather and your suggestion to use the voucher as a credit is something that will be discussed tomorrow in our manager meeting. Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
KittyHawkKitesInc, Manager at Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It sounds like you enjoyed your experience so we are confused by the 2 stars? If the two stars are in relation to your view of our dune hang gliding program, we encourage you to come and try it for yourself. The flights there are...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017

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
KittyHawkKitesInc, Manager at Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry to hear that this happened. Our tow pilot's family had a situation arise that he had to tend to. Not calling was a terrible mistake, with all the mayhem it must have slipped through and for that we are again extremely...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017

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 7 June 2017

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 5 June 2017

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.

1  Thank Kendra B
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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
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