Kids Hang Gliding Lessons
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Hang Gliding News
40th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular
Nags Head, NC, May 25, 2012 – This past weekend Kitty Hawk Kites held the 40th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. While the weather proved to be too unstable for a complete competition, the participants were still able to make some history! On Saturday, May 19th those who participated in the competition were given the opportunity to fly the 1902 Wright Glider replica built by the Wright Experience.
Our Kid’s Hang Gliding Lessons are seasonal and usually start up in June and go through August.
The Kid’s Hang Gliding Lesson is our newest hang gliding lesson and accomodates anyone under 75 lbs! We’ve taken children as young as 4, and although there is no weight requirement the child must be able to follow simple commands. Our experienced instructors will ensure your child has a safe and thrilling experience.
Kids Hang Gliding lessons are conducted at our training facility in Jockey’s Ridge State Park located at Mile Post 12 in Nags Head, NC. The dunes of Jockey’s Ridge provide the perfect platform for learning to hang glide. They have plenty of height for beginners, and are soft for landing. Through special arrangement with the State Park Service, we are allowed to conduct hang gliding lessons from these dunes. We have been providing lessons at this site for over 25 years.
The Kid’s Hang Gliding Lesson is three hours long and starts with check-in (1/2 hour prior to class time). Each class has no more than five students per instructor. The class begins with about one hour of ground school including a training video.
After ground school, the kids proceed to the dunes via a scenic walkway. It’s about a 200 yard walk to the base of the dunes. Once you have climbed to the the top of the dunes (the instructor carries the glider) you begin your solo hang gliding flights. The instructor is there to help. He/she will help you get into the harness, provide any last minute instructions, and help you launch.
You will run into the wind, and depending on the wind conditions (and your weight and skill), you can travel anywhere from 30 to 100+ yards at 5 to 15 feet above the sand. Each trip down the dune is termed a “flight”. The standard beginner lesson includes 5 flights. You might not land on your feet the first or even your second attempt.
Hang Gliding Activities
Our Dune Hang Gliding Classes are perfect for beginners who want to fly like the Wright Brothers and get their first taste of powerless flight in the wing of a hang glider. These lessons are held at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Now kids as young as 4 years old can take flight in a hang glider under the supervision of one of our certified hang gliding instructors on the safe sand dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State park.
This is the ultimate tandem hang gliding tow, 5280 feet! The tandem lesson is the most state-of-the-art training available, and perfect for students who want to get an overall perspective of hang gliding
The tandem hang gliding lesson is perfect for thrill seekers who want to get an overall perspective of hang gliding with a bird’s eye view of the coast line above Currituck sound on the Outer Banks. No experience necessary and this sky high hang gliding lesson is handicapped accessible.