Learn to fly a stunt kite on the dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park. With a Beginner Kite Flying Lesson, you will learn how to launch, steer, loop, dive, and land a framed stunt kite with one of our kite instructors. A typical Beginner Kite Flying Lesson will last between 1.5 – 2 hours, depending on the number of students. The class starts with check-in at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head, directly across the highway from the dunes. There, you will learn about winds, safety, and flying conditions, as well as how to assemble and handle a 2- line stunt kite.
Next, your instructor will take you across the highway and up onto Jockey’s Ridge Dunes. The walk is about 100 yards from the store to our flying location on the front of the dune. Once the instructor gives you a demonstration of how to fly a kite, you will begin to fly on your own!
You will be taught how to:
- Steer the kite on your own
- Launch the kite
- Keep it in motion
- Make the kite dive and loop
- Create beautiful patterns with a long tail attached to the kite
- How to land the kite without crashing
Before you know it, you will be proficient and trying out new things on your own!