This past weekend, Zack Marzec, a beloved hang gliding instructor at Kitty Hawk Kites passed away in a hang gliding accident in Florida at the age of 27. Zack had been with the company for nearly four years and was planning to return this coming season.
Zack Marzec started his career with the company as a dune hang gliding instructor and worked his way up to a tandem hang gliding instructor. Zack’s positive attitude and passion for flying impacted many of the instructors and the students he taught during his time at Kitty Hawk Kites. Zack was the type of person who never met a stranger and always encouraged people to try new things. His love of flying and teaching was an inspiration and an example for those new to the sport.
Bruce Weaver, Vice President of Recreation and Manager of Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School said, “Zack started teaching hang gliding for us in 2009, when he won the title “Rookie of the Year”. He spent the next 3 years teaching and flying, most recently as a tandem instructor at the airport and at Morningside Flight Park in Charlestown, New Hampshire. He had a passion and a gift for flying and teaching and truly lived his life to the fullest. His positivity and enthusiasm were contagious and he enriched the lives of the thousands of people he taught and of all those who knew him. We will miss him greatly.”
Our deepest sympathies are sent to the family and friends of Zack Marzec. We have lost an amazing member of our team this weekend and we hold onto the many memories Zack gave us during his time at Kitty Hawk Kites. Fly, Fly, Fly.