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Address: 302 Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number: +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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Tons of fun!

First time hang gliding and the instructors Jorge and Brian made it a blast! Went with my boyfriend and there was another group of 3 in the class. It was super windy on the dunes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
faithlynn72016
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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

First time hang gliding and the instructors Jorge and Brian made it a blast! Went with my boyfriend and there was another group of 3 in the class. It was super windy on the dunes so both instructors held onto us while we flew. They gave us clear instructions as we were going down and we all got up in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The staff is very friendly and they work very hard at trying to give you a good time. There was very little wind and the conditions were not ideal for flight. It was extremely hot which was to be expected given the sand dunes. We were offered a chance to reschedule our flight or take a partial refund given the... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

So, I can't really say that the surf class was good or bad because it didn't happen. Was supposed to have a class today but the instructor was a no call/no show after waiting an hour beyond the class' scheduled start time. To further complicate things, the kid at the desk didn't really know how to handle the situation. He... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The store is bright and loud and bit overwhelming, but they had a lot of great stuff - kites, of course, but also shirts, souvenirs, the classic OBX car decal, toys, games, and so much other stuff. Like a said - a bit overwhelming. We did buy a kite (because we forgot all of ours at home) and hit the... More 

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Thank LIZ R
VIRGINIA BEACH
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My husband, daughter, and I went to check out Jockey's Ridge for the day and ended up hang gliding instead. What a great day. Our instructor, Jorge, was an amazing instructor - patient, upbeat, and knowledgeable. Our experience was about $100 per person and included a lesson and 5 flights. Fantastic experience for the family.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My 15 year old took the testing session. Ground school and 5 flights. We were there about 4 hours. The waiting was brutal between flights. Kitty hawk kites could solve this by simply having smaller class sizes and not affect the number of people power day. The gliding was good though and the instructors were great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Family of 5. We all loved it. Our youngest, 7 yrs old, cried during the training video but once she saw what it was on the dune, she was hooked. Caleb, our instructor, was fantastic and made the kids feel great about their skills. Not one complaint, which is an impressive feat with our crew. We wore light gym-type clothing,... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome experience. Instructors were terrific. Jockey's Ridge is amazing. Beginners get great introductory tutorial and then excellent instruction on the ridge. Well worth the money for a memorable time. Just do it!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

My family of five took beginner hang gliding lessons from KHK. We were partially rained out the first day, and they were very decent to reschedule us the same week for no extra charge. They put a strong emphasis on safety and the instructors (especially Will) were very patient, knowledgeable, and caring. We had an awesome time and would like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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