The Hang 1 is the USHPA Beginner Pilot Rating that opens the door to the world of free flight. From your Hang 1 you can progress to your Hang 2 (or Novice) Rating, which will allow you to fly solo from many different locations across the United States.
At Kitty Hawk Kites, we offer the Hang 1 training for interested student pilots at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head, NC year round. During this Hang 1 training student pilots complete one Beginner Lesson, followed by 5 advanced lessons, where you will be paired with one of our senior instructors and given personalized instruction in a small class.
We strongly recommend scheduling all of your lessons as close together as possible, as taking a long time off between lessons can lead to needing to relearn skills and reestablish habits forgotten over a few months or a year. Ultimately, we are completely flexible in offering Hang 1 training every day that we offer hang gliding lessons at Jockey’s Ridge and would love to work with you towards your rating at whatever schedule works for you.
You can sign up for a Hang 1 Training Package at any time, and we will work with you to help you achieve your first rating.
We also offer week-long Hang 1 camps three times a year, which include lodging and as many lessons as needed/weather permits within the week or the duration of the camp.
The USHPA requires a level of maturity commensurate with the Hang 1 rating. We strongly recommend pilots be at least 16 years of age and weigh at least 100lbs. Please call the Hang Gliding School at (252) 441-2426 with questions.