Things to Do: Beginner Hang Gliding Lessons on the Sand Dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park (Nags Head, NC)
328th day RVing and we’re in and around the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Researching things to do in the area, hang gliding lessons was listed. Felt Wright at home with this adventure where “The Wright brothers… generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world’s first successful airplane.” Quite honestly, learning hang gliding seems equal to the perspective of a paper airplane or how it feel to actually be the kite. LOL. Overall, if we had more time in the area, I would have signed up for their week long Hang 1 Camp but their 5 flights package was really fun.
Beginner Lesson Pricing
$99 / 3 Flights to $109 / 5 Flights
Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School
302 Carolista Drive, MP 12, Nags Head, NC 27959
~54 miles one-way from North River Campground
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: HANG GLIDING LESSON
WHAT TO BRING FOR THE HANG GLIDING LESSON
✓ Sunscreen – gets hot on sand
✓ Comfortable Clothing – many wore shorts but I wore jeans. in hindsight, I’d go with long pants but not necessarily jeans on this hot September day.
✓ Proper Footwear – if you have tough feet for hot sand, then go barefoot. I wore sneakers.
✓ Camera – of course, but they also have a GoPro package too!
HANG GLIDING LESSON 101: 5 FLIGHTS
Let’s do this! I put on my invisible adventure cape and my visible long pants (to save my legs for any… most likely… case where I could be dragged on that hot sand) to get this activity off my bucket list. Checked in and was handed hang gliding equipment.
A nice stroll to the top of the sand dune.
TIME TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE LESSON
FIRST TO VOLUNTEER
Am I Ready for a Solo Hang Gliding Flight?
Absolutely not! I can’t imagine jumping off Lookout Mountain found in Georgia.
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QUESTION: Would you try hang gliding?