Coming in for a landing at the 2014 Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding Spectacular.
The Outer Banks Taste of the Beach just wrapped up and now everyone takes a deep breath and gets ready for the next big springtime event, which is Easter. For Kitty Hawk Kites that means the Eggstravagaza Easter Egg hunt and perfect winds for flying a kite.
Now that spring is officially here, the days are starting to get a bit longer, the weather is moderating and here at Kitty Hawk Kites we’re able to offer more classes and somewhat better conditions than is often found during the winter months.
The springtime winds are perfect for the wind sports we offer, especially hang gliding and kiteboarding. Classes tend to be a bit smaller at this time of the year giving participants a chance to get to know the instructors a little better.
Kitty Hawk Kites has been a leader in wind sport instruction since it was founded 41 years ago as a hang gliding school. The school is the oldest continually operating school in the United States and the largest in the world—we’ve taught over 400,000 people to fly.
We do have a great hang gliding event coming up—the 2015 Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular May 15th through May 18th. This is the oldest hang gliding competition anywhere (43 years to be exact!) and the skills the pilots show as they navigate a course on the dunes of Jockey’s Ridge Sate Park is astonishing to see.
Spring is coming to the Outer Banks—the days are getting longer, the sun is out, the breeze is from the south and warm and the first big weekend of the season is almost here.
Easter on the Outer Banks is truly a special time, perfect for families, with Easter egg hunts and lots to do for everyone.
One of the original Outer Banks Easter celebrations, and it still seems to be the best, is at the Kitty Hawk Kites Nags Head store at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing on Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4. Really two celebrations in one, gather the family and check out the Fly Into Spring Kite Festival and Easter EGGstravaganza.
The EGGstravaganza has been a part of the Kitty Hawk Kites spring celebrations for years—it may be the longest running Easter egg hunt around—and they know how to do it right. Fun and games for the kids, lots of Easter eggs and plenty of chances for pictures with the Easter Bunny.
On Jockey’s Ridge the folks at Kitty Hawk Kites really are flying into spring. Huge show kites will fill the sky at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, some kite demos and a great time to be outside and enjoy family and the Outer Banks.
When a crew from The Travel Channel contacted us last summer to shoot some hang gliding b-roll at Jockey’s Ridge State Park for their “101 Sand n’ Surf Hotspots” series, we were more than happy to oblige.
But when we recently saw that Cape Hatteras/Outer Banks landed in the #5 spot on this global list, we were thrilled. Then, we watched the segment and were literally “floating on air!”
Check it out for yourself!
Thanks, Kidventurous, for selecting ‘Hang Gliding with Kitty Hawk Kites’ as North Carolina’s entry in their ‘One Thing You MUST Do with Kids in Every U.S. State’ list. If you have kids (or even if you don’t), check out some of these unique ‘Must Dos’!
What an awesome day to take the 1902 Wright Glider for a spin, and just a few weeks away from the anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight! Jeff Cain, who flew with us (hang gliding lesson) in 1992, came all the way from Denver, Colorado to experience history and learn to fly the only exact reproduction of the Wright Brothers’ Glider that’s available to actually fly. Thanks for flying with us, Jeff! Check out a video of one Jeff’s five flights at https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152439145715248&set=vb.25815150247&type=2&theater.
You, too, can experience the thrill of flight in our 1902 Reproduction Wright Glider. Learn more at http://www.kittyhawk.com/adventures/1902-wright-glider-experience.