Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson

13 Reviews | Outer Banks, USA

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this is one of the closest ways to experience what the Wright Brother's experienced over 100 years ago as they trying to conquer the mystery of flight ... and only a few miles away from where they actually took their first flights!

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Average 4.62 out of 5 stars based on 13 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson
DylanCFP, Jul 2021 Verified
2 families, 5 kids ages 10 to 14, adults 40 to 52. We ALL had a blast. Nic was flawless. We all learned so much & were striving to improve, but having a BLAST at the same time. My sides still hurt. Not from crashing, but from laughing in between flights. Very easy physically. The hardest part was walking through the sand dunes to get there (1/4 to 1/2 mile) & back. You don’t have to be an athlete to do this. I‘m still trying to work my way back from major surgery without access to a gym(COVID-19). I always felt safe and heights make me uncomfortable. when I did a nose-dive into the sand, it was no big deal. (Totally my fault I pulled in instead of pushing out). Nic was great motivating and encouraging each of us. He also did a great job of adjusting to each of us. The instructors are close enough to protect you from making a flight error. They kind of fly you like a kite. For each of the four in my family, this was the 2nd best highlight of a great trip (Only behind spending time laughing with close friends and family).
Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson
Rebekah A, Jul 2021 Verified
I read about hang gliding with Kittyhawk kites in a blog about things to do with your kids in the OBX, so I decided to try it with my 14 and 15 year olds. It was a wonderful experience. The instructors were all knowledgeable, friendly, and laid back. Five runs insured everyone got to glide and make a solid landing. It was safe and exciting. I would do it again and highly recommend it.
Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson
Wesley_G, Jun 2021 Verified
I took my 13 year old son with me for this experience and we loved it!! The guides were very helpful and made it fun. We would recommend it to anyone
Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson
756trishaj, May 2021 Verified
My teenage son and I (40s-something) did the beginner hang gliding lesson. After booking our reservation, we watched the mandatory instructional video several times to familiarize ourselves with the commands and functions we would encounter during the experience. (This was very beneficial as it provided much-needed information for beginners.) Upon arrival, we checked in at the office located in Jockey's Ridge State Park, and an instructor gave our group a walkthrough of the glider components and basic commands. Then, each participant was given a harness and helmet.After we made the short trek to the dunes, another instructor went over the basic commands and took a "practice" flight off the dune. Then, the group was divided up. My son and I, along with two other participants got Megan as our flight instructor.My son and I were nervous at first but Megan was professional and provided terrific instructions on all five flights. She was extremely patient, encouraging, and was thorough in delivering instructions/critiques before, during, and after each flight. If given the chance, we would do this again because it was fun!Tips: Book quickly to get a reservation as spots are limited (10 persons per group). Book a time that works well with your tolerance of the sun and heat and meal times. We booked the 1 p.m. time slot and it was around 3:40 p.m. when we finished up. Take plenty of water to drink, pack sun screen and shades, and wear sand socks or tennis shoes as the sand can get pretty warm. **Consider getting the photo/video package. We did this and we were glad we did because we got 2-minute video of all our flights and 50+ high-quality snapshots of our flights.**
Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson
B6228GHlisak, May 2021 Verified
The hang gliding lesson was the highlight of our trip! Drake was our guide. His instruction before heading to the dunes was informative. When we got to the dunes Drake continued the lesson and he was the best!!! His direction and helpful tips helped everyone in our party to have successful flights! We had a great time. Highly recommend this tour and would definitely go again. Thanks Drake!!
Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson
Climber257874, Oct 2020 Verified
Great experience! Great instructors and good for beginners. My kids said that it was the most fun they had while in OBX.
Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson
idruker, Oct 2020 Verified
These guys did the impossible: they taught me to fly. I mean really. Theoretical guidance, practical flights in different weather conditions (strong wind, crosswind, no wind, gusty wind, raining, fog), valuable feedback, numerous tips eventually did the jobThanks to the all staff. My special thanks to Bowen, Charlie, Drake, Nick.
Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson
birthingg, Aug 2020 Verified
Amazing time! Instructors were knowledgeable and attentive. We had Dalton! He was fantastic. My 10 year old loved it so much she came back a second day! Thank you for an amazing experience.
Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson
Cameron M, Jul 2020 Verified
Awesome experience! The staff were professional, patient, funny, and welcoming! Our 3 kids (ages 18, 20, 22). enjoyed beginner lessons on the dunes at Jockey's Ridge. Charlie did the ground school and E was their instructor for the flights. The instructors were energetic and positive throughout the 3 hours we were at the park. They were so helpful and kind throughout the experience in spite of the heat. They gave great instruction and carried the hang glider up the hill after each flight ready to go again. Our kids loved it so much they scheduled a 2000 ft tandem flight for 2 days later at the Cotton Gin, Jarvisburg. There the staff was just as welcoming and fun. We met Billy who gave the safety briefing, Eli who drove us on the golf cart out to the field, Jonny who flew the plane and gave us a bit of history about the place. He was so kind and patient and did a great job flying the kids on their 2000 ft Tandem flight. Our daughter was celebrating her birthday and he made it extra special for her. They all treated us like family. The tandem pilot was Andy who did a great job instructing and making the flight one they will never forgot! The other tandem pilot, Mike was just as nice. We were able to purchase video from the flights as well (bring cash or check for the video card but it will be worth it-there is an ATM nearby). It was so refreshing to see a group of people who love what they do and want to make sure you love it, too. Thank you for making our vacation one to remember!
Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson
hbombers, Jul 2020 Verified
Floating across the dunes is an amazing fun experience. The training and comfort you get from the instructors is great. It doesn't feel scary at all, since the instructors hold your glider the whole time, and you get 5 maybe 6 feet off the ground tops.Overall, a great introductory experience.Important! It is HARD WORK! Be prepared to climb sand dunes, hike about 0.25miles in sand, and then RUN RUN RUN down the dune... only to have to climb back up it. It's very hard and hot work. [but worth it!]

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