Kitty Hawk Kites is home to the largest hang gliding school, boasting over 45 years of experience sharing the joy of free flight. As a result of teaching hundreds of thousands of hang gliding students sine 1974, we have loved chasing our goal to teach the world to fly! Discover the thrill of hang gliding at our flight school in the Outer Banks. Here, you can build the foundation to become a hang gliding pilot. We offer paths to earning your hang 1 and hang 2 certifications. Then explore your interest in competition or cross country free flight.
Francis Rogallo was born on January 27th, 1912. The NASA aeronautical engineer is widely known as the father of modern hang gliding. He eventually celebrated 97 birthdays, but one in particular stands out, in 1974.
Very simply, I love teaching hang gliding because I love [...]