Learn to Fly During a Dune Gliding Lesson!
Spend a morning learning to fly during a family dune gliding lesson! Jockey’s Ridge State Park has the tallest natural sand dune system on East Coast, and is the perfect place to learn, and with over 40 years of experience, Kitty Hawk Kites is the flight school to go. You can even get GoPro footage of you flight down the dune!
Where: Nags Head, North Carolina
Ages: Kids need to be at least 4 years old and able to follow simple commands.
More Info: Kitty Hawk Kites teaches kid’s hang gliding lessons either side-by-side with or integrated into their regular dune gliding lesson, making this a great family experience where everyone can participate together! During the first hour, you’ll participate in “ground school” where you will learn all the basics about the glider and watch a training video. After ground school, you’ll head over to the dunes. Once you’ve climbed to the top, the instructor will get you into your harness and give you last minute instructions before you take off. Run into the wind and you’ll fly 5-15 feet above the sand for up to 100 yards. Kids will be tethered to two instructors during their flight to help control the glider and ensure their safety. Don’t worry, the dunes will provide a soft spot for landing!
This 3 hour dune gliding lesson costs $99-$109, depending on how many flights you choose (3 or 5), and the age of the participant (all kids cost $109). The kid’s lesson is geared for participants under 75 lbs. Lessons take place every day, year-round at 10:00AM and 2:00PM (weather permitting). Lessons have no more than 5 students per instructor, so you’ll get plenty of personal attention. Be sure to make your reservation early to guarantee your spot and ensure that they have enough instructors available for your kiddos!
Contact Info: 1-877-359-8447, email@example.com
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Bonus: Kitty Hawk Kites has a replica 1902 Wright Brothers’ Glider, one of few in existence and the only one available for the public to fly. Step back into history and feel what these brothers felt as they prepared for the flight of the first powered plane!
*Images Courtesy of Kitty Hawk Kites