Air Activities

Twelve seconds is how long the world's first powered flight in a heavier-than-air craft lasted right here on the Outer Banks and today, the Wright Brother's legacy lives on and every Outer Banks vacation deserves a bit of time in the air. Whatever you have in mind, our on-site adventure experts from Kitty Hawk Kites are ready to prepare the details. You’ll find the full-service team at the Activities Kiosk located on the oceanside of the Beach House from 9am until 5pm daily during season, or via 252.305.2528.

outer banks dune hang gliding with Sanderling Resort

DUNE HANG GLIDINGCatch The Wind

Dune Hang Gliding lessons are conducted at Kitty Hawk Kite’s training facility in Jockey’s Ridge State Park located at Mile Post 12 in Nags Head, NC. A typical beginner lesson is 3 hours.

Demo Lesson- $99.
Beginner Lesson - $109.

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Reservations: 252.305.2528

outer banks tandem hang gliding with Sanderling Resort

TANDEM HANG GLIDINGGoing Higher

Fly to altitudes of 2,000 feet or higher with a certified Kitty Hawk Kites instructor and enjoy breathtaking views of the Currituck Sound, ocean and the surrounding countryside.

2000 Feet $159.
Mile High Tandem $349.

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Reservations: 252.305.2528

outer banks wright glider experience from outer banks hotel

WRIGHT EXPERIENCEFly The 1902 Glider

Looking to make history while you're on the Outer Banks? Fly a reproduction of the Wright Brothers' 1902 Glider! A normal flight will be 5-15 ft off the ground and about 50 yards in distance.

4 Hours $349.

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Reservations: 252.305.2528

outer banks bi-plane tours from outer banks hotel

BI-PLANE TOURSSimply Amazing

Take a discovery flight around the town of Manteo and over the Elizabeth II in an original WWII bi-plane trainer. Can accommodate up to 2 people.

Price Vary By Tour ($80-300).

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Reservations: 252.305.2528

outer banks heli tours from outer banks hotel

HELI TOURSAmazing at Sunset

Experience the Outer Banks from above with one of our helicopter tours! Up to three passengers can climb aboard this air conditioned Robinson R-44 Raven II helicopter for a flight over breathtaking beaches and iconic OBX sites.

Prices Vary By Tour ($125-$549).

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Reservations: 252.305.2528

outer banks flight training from outer banks hotel

FLIGHT TRAININGEverything Is Possible

Kitty Hawk Kites now offers flight instruction with no prior experience necessary! Learn to fly at Kitty Hawk just like the Wright Brothers did over 100 years ago.

Intro Flight $149
Intro Flight with Additional Passenger $199

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Reservations: 252.305.2528


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