Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School 2019 Events Calendar

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Rogallo Birthday Celebration

January 26, 2019

In celebration of what would have been the 107th birthday for the Father of Hang Gliding, Francis Rogallo, we will be taking 107 hang glider flights from the sand dune at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Francis Rogallo flew here often, so should you! Come join us! Students and certified pilots welcome.

Las Vegas Powered Paragliding Clinic

March 18 – 24, 2019

Join us for a powered paragliding clinic in Nevada. Our PPG instructor and manager of Morningside Flight Park, Heath Woods, will be leading a clinic in Las Vegas focused on first time students’ proficiency in powered paragliding.  See www.flymorningside.com for details.

Cotton Gin Flight Park Opening Day

April 5, 2019

And so it begins! Come fly with us!  Students and pilots welcome!

Spring Hang Gliding Camp

April 28 – May 5, 2019

Learn to fly with a group of like-minded students. Immerse yourself in hang gliding for the week.  Lessons daily, lodging included.  Hang 1 or Hang 2 training available. 

Morningside Opening Day 

May 3, 2019

It’s been a long winter.  Finally, flying is back!  Our New Hampshire location opens for the season.  Hang gliding, paragliding, powered paragliding, zip-lines and camping will be in full swing! 

Tournament of Champions

May 16, 2019

All previous winners of the Hang Gliding Spectacular are invited back to compete in a one-day, winner-take-all competition on the dunes of Jockey’s Ridge to kick off the 48th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular.

48th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular

May 16 – 20, 2019

Come be a part of the oldest continually held hang gliding competition in the country.  We’ll fly on Jockey’s Ridge Friday through Sunday, and at the Cotton Gin on Monday.

Francis Rogallo Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

May 19, 2019

This year’s inductee will be honored for their contributions to low speed flight.

Wills Wing Demo Days

May 17 – 20, 2019

The largest hang glider manufacturer in the world will have their latest models available to fly on the dunes and at the Cotton Gin Flight Park.

Cotton Gin Flight Park Barbecue and Spot Landing Contest

June 1, 2019

Join local pilots and students for some good flying and good food! The winner will get the highly coveted bullseye prize!

Eaglet Wars

June 8, 2019

The start of our weekly eaglet hang glider competition on Jockey’s Ridge. Pilots of all skill levels will compete to see who has mastery of our training gliders.  We supply the glider, you supply the “skill”.  Spot landings, distance and pylon flying are all part of the fun. Minimum of beginner rating required.

Mountain Flying Clinic

June 15 – 16, 2019

Join us for an introduction to some of the best flying on the east coast in the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. A minimum of novice rating required.

Eaglet Wars

June 15, 2019

Our second installment of the competition. Pilots of all skill levels will compete to see who has mastery of our training gliders. We supply the glider, you supply the “skill”.  Spot landings, distance and pylon flying are all part of the fun. Minimum of beginner rating required.

Summer Throwdown

June 21, 2019

Join us for a celebration of the start of summer! We are going to count the total number of hang glider flights taken on Jockey’s Ridge.  Come help us beat 500!  Students and pilots welcome!

Eaglet Wars

June 22, 2019

Our third installment of the competition. Pilots of all skill levels will compete to see who has mastery of our training gliders. We supply the glider, you supply the “skill”.  Spot landings, distance and pylon flying are all part of the fun. Minimum of beginner rating required.

Hang Gliding School Barbecue

June 26, 2019

A picnic for students, pilots and instructors at the pavilion next to Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School at Jockey’s Ridge State Park.

Parachute Clinic

June 29, 2019

Come learn how to repack your parachute at Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School at Jockey’s Ridge State Park.

Eaglet Wars

June 29, 2019

The culmination of our Eaglet Wars series.  A grand champion will be crowned!

Cotton Gin Flight Park Barbecue and Spot Landing Contest

July 6, 2019

Join local pilots and students for some good flying and good food! The winner will get the highly coveted bullseye prize!

Hang Gliding School Barbecue

July 10, 2019

A picnic for students, pilots and instructors at the pavilion next to Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School at Jockey’s Ridge State Park.

Morningside Encampment

July 13 – 20, 2019

Join us for a week of training at our Morningside Flight Park in New Hampshire.

Mountain Flying Clinic

July 20-21, 2019

Join us for an introduction to some of the best flying on the east coast in the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. A minimum of novice rating required.

Morningside Encampment

July 21 – 27, 2019

Join us for a week of training at our Morningside Flight Park in New Hampshire.

Hang Gliding School Barbecue

July 24, 2019

A picnic for students, pilots and instructors at the pavilion next to Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School at Jockey’s Ridge State Park.

Morningside Encampment

July 28 – August 3, 2019

Join us for a week of training at our Morningside Flight Park in New Hampshire.

Landing Clinic and Barbecue at The Cotton Gin Flight Park

August 3, 2019

Learn landing techniques from some of the best in the business.

Anniversary of The First Flight of The Rogallo Wing

August 15, 2019

The preeminent Rogallo Historian, Billy Vaughn, will give a talk on Francis Rogallo and the evolution of his flexible wing.

Mountain Flying Clinic

August 17 – 18, 2019

Join us for an introduction to some of the best flying on the east coast in the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. A minimum of novice rating required.

Fall Hang Gliding Camp #1

September 15 – 22, 2019

Learn to fly with a group of like-minded students. Immerse yourself in hang gliding for the week.  Lessons daily, lodging included.  Hang 1 or Hang 2 training available.

Mountain Flying Clinic

September 28 – 29, 2019

Join us for an introduction to some of the best flying on the east coast in the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina.  A minimum of novice rating required.

First BrewTag launch of the day. The Kitty Hawk Kites glider established a new BrewTag world record of 20', soon to be shattered by Loonies on Tab.
First BrewTag launch of the day. The Kitty Hawk Kites glider established a new BrewTag world record of 20′, soon to be shattered by Loonies on Tab.

OBX Brewtag

October 26, 2019

A celebration of flight and beer.  The event is a fundraiser for the Rogallo Foundation that includes launching homemade wings carrying empty kegs from the top of a 30 ft. platform and a beer festival all rolled into one really fun event!

Fall Hang Gliding Camp #2

October 20 – 27, 2019

Learn to fly with a group of like-minded students. Immerse yourself in hang gliding for the week.  Lessons daily, lodging included.  Hang 1 training available.

Kitty Hawk Kites Fly-In

November 4 -5, 2019

Join us in the mountains of Virginia as we take all of our instructors and mountain certified pilots to fly together!

Hanging with Santa & Kites with Lights

November 29 -30, 2019

Start the holiday season off by getting your picture taken with Santa and his festive custom hang glider at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head. 

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Visit kittyhawk.com/events for more details. Any questions, please email bruce@kittyhawk.com or the Hang Gliding School at (252) 441-2426.