Tandem Hang Gliding
Fly to altitudes of 2,000 feet or higher with a certified instructor from one of our Currituck County flight parks. The views of Currituck Sound, the ocean, and the surrounding countryside are breathtaking from these altitudes.
Once released from the tow plane, the only sounds are from you, the instructor and the wind flowing around you. These elements, combined with stalls, dives and turns, are sure to make tandem hang gliding the most exciting and memorable experience of your stay on the Outer Banks.
In tandem hang gliding, the student and instructor are hooked into the glider together. The glider is designed specifically for tandems with a larger wing area for more lift and tricycle landing gear to simplify take offs and landings. An ultralight plane tows you to altitude, the glider is released, then you and your instructor glide back to the airport where you land like a plane.
No prior hang gliding experience necessary!
2000 Foot Tandem Hang Gliding
(~10-15 min flight)
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 with a bird’s eye view of the coastline above the Currituck Sound.
Mile High Tandem Hang Gliding
(~25-30 min flight)
This is the ultimate tandem hang gliding tow at 5,280 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.
We offer Tandem Hang Gliding Lessons seasonally at 2 locations on the Currituck County mainland. Our 2 flight park locations are approximately 30-45 minutes drive from Kitty Hawk and just a little over an hour’s drive from VA Beach.
The Ultimate Hang Gliding Experience: Become a Pilot
Whether you have zero experience or you need to work on your spot landings, the instructors at Kitty Hawk Kites can help you achieve your goal. Kitty Hawk Kites boasts diverse training facilities in North Carolina and New Hampshire that are ideal locations for learning and honing your skills as a pilot. We hope that you’ll come learn to fly with us soon!
Hang Gliding Activities
Dune 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…
$99 - $109
Kitty Hawk Kites operates the largest hang gliding school in the world located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Whether you decide to try a Dune Hang Gliding Lesson or a Tandem lesson to 2000′, hang gliding with Kitty Hawk Kites is an experience you will never forget! Individual Options: Demo Hang Gliding Lesson…
$89 - $1999
Experience one beginner dune lesson at our Jockey’s Ridge location and one tandem aero-tow hang gliding lesson to 2000 feet at one of our parks.
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.
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