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.
On this day 46 years ago, July 13, 1974, Kitty Hawk Kites founder John Harris became the first person to hang glide at Grandfather Mountain.