Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson

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Nags Head, US
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Nags Head, US
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Experience the thrill of flight with a Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson! This activity offers you the opportunity to soar through the sky and feel what the Wright Brothers felt when they first took flight over a century ago. Located just a few miles away from where they made history, you can step into their shoes and conquer the mystery of flight. The lesson starts with a 30-minute interactive Ground School class, followed by gearing up with a helmet and harness. Then, you'll head out to Jockey's Ridge for the flight portion of the lesson, where you will receive 5 training flights over the course of 2 hours. Afterward, wrap up the experience by reviewing and celebrating what you've learned. Don't miss this chance to chase your dreams of flying!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-5 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Experience the thrill of hang gliding
  • Learn from experienced instructors
  • Fly over beautiful sand dunes
  • Receive 5 training flights per person
  • Wrap up with a lesson review and reflection
  • Hang Glider, Helmet, Harness
  • Bottled water
  • sun protection

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Experience the thrill of soaring through the sky like the Wright Brothers themselves with the Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson. Just a few miles away from where the Wright Brothers took their first flights, this activity offers a unique opportunity to conquer the mystery of flight.

What to expect?

During this unforgettable experience, you can anticipate an interactive introductory class called "Ground School," which lasts for 30 minutes. Here, you will learn the fundamentals of hang gliding and gain a solid understanding of the techniques and safety measures involved. After completing Ground School, you will have time to gather your belongings and gear up for the flight portion of the lesson. Each student will be provided with a helmet and harness before heading out to the sand dunes. Once you're geared up, the entire class will make their way to Jockey's Ridge for the flight portion of the lesson. Over the next 2 hours, you will have the opportunity to enjoy 5 training flights, guided by experienced instructors.

Who is this for?

This beginner hang gliding lesson is suitable for anyone who has ever dreamt of flying. Whether you are an adventurous individual seeking an adrenaline rush or someone who simply wants to experience the joy of flight, this activity is perfect for you. No previous hang gliding experience is required, making it accessible for beginners of all ages.

Why book this?

Booking the Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring sensation of flight. As you glide through the air, you'll feel the wind rushing against your face and the exhilaration of defying gravity. The thrill of hang gliding combined with the historical significance of the location creates a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

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For your comfort and safety, it is recommended to wear sun protection and bring bottled water to stay hydrated during the lesson. The Hang Gliding School is conveniently located near the visitor center at Jockey's Ridge State Park, making it easily accessible for participants.


Previous participants have raved about their experiences with the Beginner Hang Gliding Lesson. They highlight the knowledgeable and friendly instructors who provide thorough training and ensure a safe and enjoyable flight. Many reviewers mention how the activity exceeded their expectations, leaving them with an incredible feeling of accomplishment and a newfound love for hang gliding. Overall, customers express their satisfaction with the performance and quality of the lesson, making it a highly recommended experience for all adventure-seeking individuals.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

300 W Carolista Dr

Jockey's Ridge State Park



5 (42)


Our beginner hang gliding lesson with Rich and Megan was awesome! They made the experience super fun and comfortable. Rich was a great instructor. I’d highly recommend trying to hang glide-it was a great experience!


It was an amazing experience. The instructors are friendly and they made everything so easy. Due to weather conditions they had to cancel for the day we had scheduled, but they gave us many options and were very attentive to reschedule us before we had to leave Outer Banks.

Joan Y

The flight instructors were very patient with the group of 5 we were a part of. Each person got 5 flights down the dune. There was good wind. You never felt scared because they went right beside you giving instructions the whole way down! What a great way to check this off the bucket list!


The boys had a great time with the instructors, they are so energetic and attentive .Also the view is amazing. Definitely will come back!


The instructors were informative, patient, and supportive in a humorous way. The view was incredible and it was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, I only got in one flight because I did pull a hamstring, so be sure to stay loose and warm. WORTH the one flight though!


My husband and I decided on hang gliding as a fun activity for our tenth anniversary trip. The staff was very friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. The instructions provided are simple and you always have an instructor with you. We felt very safe the whole time. Would definitely recommend!


This was a stellar experience. Go in the morning when it’s not quite as hot because you’re going to be doing ALOT of walking up dunes. But the guides were professional, kind, and funny. Stellar family experience (Our group ranged from 7-45)


What a day for our family! No one knew what to expect and everyone loved it! Super instructors were patient so helpful. Hats off to Michael, Josh, Cooper, Skyler. A must do if you like adventure. We had 13 people ages 5 to 61 and we all had a great time.


The experience was amazing! !Bring lots of water and sun screen!! I would go back do it again!!! Wonderful

Lindsay J

This was a fun activity for my son and I on his senior trip. Not something I ever planned on doing, but so glad we did. The instructors were patient and gave complete, direct instructions. Would definitely recommend!
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2024-05-22 02:08