Kitty Hawk Kites - Nags Head, Nags Head

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The Kitty Hawk Kites Flight School is the oldest hang gliding school on the East Coast of the and the largest school of its kind in the world. It provides beginning, intermediate, and advanced instruction to students, as well as instructors, in foot-launched and tandem hang gliding. Since its inception, the flight school has taught more than 300,000 students how to fly and, with upwards of 35 instructors during the summer months, continues to teach more than 10,000 students every year. The Flight School provides rating certifications to students meeting United States Hang Gliding Association (USHGA) published standards.

Located on North Carolina’s storied Outer Banks, the Kitty Hawk Kites Flight School provides foot-launched instruction from Jockey’s Ridge State Park (the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States) and tandem instruction from the nearby Currituck County Airport. .
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  • Do it. No doubt if you are on your way to Outer Banks and have done any preliminary web search for cool stuff to do when you get there you're already seen some adventures on offer from Kitty Hawk...  more »
  • This is a review of only the store, not their outdoor adventures, which is a 5 star awesomeness. The store is an icon of OBX and this is the flagship shop. They have kites from simple single...  more »
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  • More than just kites as the name suggests! They have everything from clothing to decorative souvenirs, toys and beach gear. Of course they also have a huge selection of kites. They staff was very knowledgeable about their kites. They really went out of their way to help you find the right kite and explain the differences between all of the different types they have. What was really great is that they never tried to upsell you on any of the kites, they explained the pros and cons of each and helped you find what you were looking for.
  • Check out the great selection of model planes on the top floor and they've also have a number of games and toys for all kinds of beach fun. They have a huge selection of kites both novelty and performance. I added the Millennium Falcon to my collection of single strings and got a Prism Jazz as my first 2 string! Be warned, I hear they do not do returns, so be careful with your new kite!

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