Lessons & tandem flights are available everyday through Kitty Hawk Kites, the world’s largest hang gliding school since 1974. Make your dream of flying a reality at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, a savored slice of the same system of dunes where the Wright Brothers flew over 100 years ago. The soft sands and smooth winds make lessons fun and safe for students of all ages and fitness levels. After your beginner lesson, head north to The Cotton Gin for a high altitude tandem flight with an instructor. A breathtaking bird’s eye view of the Outer Banks awaits.
For more information or to make a hang gliding reservation, visit Kitty Hawk Kites' online reservations center, the first of it's kind on the Outer Banks. For additional assistance, please call toll free at 1.877-FLY-THIS (359-8447).
For our history fans, come take a look at the Rogallo Wall of History located inside our classroom of the school. We are proud to share the history and legacy of Francis and Gertrude Rogallo.
Cool down with an enjoyable ice cream treat while you wander the park, located inside our school. We offer a variety of treats, merchandise, and yes, even ice cream to cool down on those sunny days.From the entire team at Kitty Hawk Kites, we can't wait to welcome all of our customers back. We are taking many steps to protect the safety of all guests. In our retail stores, we are limiting occupancy to facilitate social distancing and providing appropriate spacing at checkout areas. We are also installing protective shields at registers and offering customers the opportunity to receive their receipt electronically. All high-touch areas will be cleaned regularly and often with disinfecting cleaners and we will provide hand sanitizer at numerous locations around each store. At our recreation centers, we are moving much of our check-in, waiver, and orientation processes to a virtual format. We will practice social distancing at each of our recreation centers, and all rental equipment and gear will be cleaned and sanitized after each use.