How Learning to Fly at Kitty Hawk Kites Has Made Me into a Better Competition Pilot

SUBMITTED BY: SARA WEAVER In 2013, I began my first summer as a hang gliding instructor at Kitty Hawk Kites. My fellow instructors pushed me to become the best pilot and best instructor I could be, which can sometimes be tough during the hot days …

Our Lesson with Jockey’s Ridge State Park Super Intendant, Joy Greenwood

Since she began as the Jockey’s Ridge State Park Superintendent in 2017, Joy Greenwood has seen our hang gliders flying nearly every day, but with her position comes a sizable workload, which has stifled previous attempts to join our instructors for a lesson. But, after many …

Happy Birthday, Francis Rogallo!

Francis Rogallo, the NASA aeronautical engineer widely known as the father of modern hang gliding, was born on January 27th, 1912. He eventually celebrated 97 birthdays, but one in particular stands out, in 1974. Just a few years after his retirement from NASA, hang gliding …