Hang Gliding – Become a Pilot
Want to become a pilot? With 40 years of experience, Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in developing new pilots for the Hang Gliding and Paragliding communities. 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 training facilities ideal locations in North Carolina and New Hampshire for becoming a pilot.
The Goal: “Hang I”
- Starter Packages Available
- Comprehensive Hang 1 Training Packages Available
- Hang 1/Para 1 Camps with Lodging Available
Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head, NC offers consistent winds and safe training conditions year-round. The soft sand provides a forgiving environment, which is ideal for practicing your launches and landings. With a temperate climate, your training begins when it’s convenient for you! Kitty Hawk Kites also conducts concentrated week-long Hang 1 Camps for students that want to condense that training. You may be surprised how achievable a Hang 1 or a Para 1 rating actually can be…it’s definitely within your grasp!
Aero-towing Training & Hang II Certification
The Goal: “Hang II” with an aero-tow rating
- 3-Lesson Starter Package Available
- 15-Lesson Aero-tow Package Available
- Accelerated Hang 2 Package Available
Continue your progress to becoming a full-fledged hang gliding pilot with our state of the art aero-towing program. After mastering your launches and landings at the Dunes your instruction transitions to altitude training. Our instructors tow up with you in a tandem hang glider behind a lite-sport aircraft called a Dragonfly. Your instructor teaches you 1 on 1 while you master your understanding and proficiency of altitude flying. We will teach you how to coordinate turns, fly efficiently, and set up your downwind, base, and final approach among other topics.
Want to become a pilot? Let us know what questions you have.