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.
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!
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!
A Lions Club group with several blind and visually impaired men and women recently visited the Outer Banks and we had the thrill of reintroducing many of them to joy of flying a kite at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Most of them hadn’t flown a kite in over 30 years. What an honor!
Kitty Hawk Kites Founder and President, John Harris, was recognized on October 9 with the 2014 North Carolina Tourism Excellence Award by the North Carolina Travel Industry Association and the Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina at the 2014 Tourism Leadership Conference in Winston-Salem.
Harris, who founded Kitty Hawk Kites in 1974, was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the development of the travel industry in North Carolina. A committed and dedicated promoter of North Carolina and Outer Banks tourism through recreation and destination marketing, Harris has previously been recognized as one of 20 distinguished Pioneers in the North Carolina Tourism Leaders of the 20th Century.
Kitty Hawk Kites Founder and President, John Harris, (right) is presented with the 2014 North Carolina Tourism Excellence Award from Aaron Tuell, Public Relations Manager at the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. Harris was recently recognized by the North Carolina Travel Industry Association and the Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina for his outstanding contributions to the development of the NC travel industry at the 2014 Tourism Leadership Conference in Winston-Salem.
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