KHK Hang Gliding Soars on The Travel Channel

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!

Kitty Hawk Kites - The Travel Channel

Flying the Wright Way

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

You, too, can experience the thrill of flight in our 1902 Reproduction Wright Glider. Learn more at

Wright Glider

Wright Glider

Mourning the Loss of an Ambassador

The kite flying community lost an incredible treasure with the passing of Terry Murray. Terry was an accomplished flier within the ranks of The Eastern League Sport Kite Association and the American Kitefliers Association, and most recently entertained the masses at kite festivals and competitions as owner of Kitebus Festivals. Terry’s passion and dedication for kite flying was contagious. He was an ambassador and will be truly missed. Thank you, Terry, for teaching the world to fly!

Terry Murray

And the Winner Is … 2014 Spark Award

A big congratulations to Dino Colao, our Nags Head store manager, on being selected as the recipient of the 2014 Zack Marzec Spark Award! The honor, voted on by employees, is presented annually to the Kitty Hawk Kites staff member who most embodies the character of Zack and his commitment to sharing his passion for life through positivity and enthusiasm. Very well deserved, Dino!

Dino Colao - 2014 Spark Award - Kitty Hawk Kites