Kitty Hawk Kites’ Hang Gliding Spectacular returns for 49th year

The Kitty Hawk Kites 2019 Hang Gliding Spectacular [Kari Pugh photo]

Fly, fly, fly, at Kitty Hawk Kites’ 49th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular competition.

Join professional hang gliders, fans, and families at the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg and Jockey’s Ridge State Park Thursday, May 13 through Sunday, May 16 for this special Outer Banks tradition.

The Hang Glider Spectacular is the longest-running hang gliding competition in the world and is free to the public for viewing with competitions and fun activities all day long!

For more information on this event, or to participate, please visit https://www.kittyhawk.com/event/hang-gliding-spectacular/. If you have any questions about the Hang Gliding Spectacular, contact Sales & Events Coordinator Megan Turner at hangglide@kittyhawk.com, or the Hang Gliding School at 252.441.2426

See below for a detailed schedule of events.

Thursday, May 13th 

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Aerotow Competition

The Cotton Gin, 6957 Caratoke Hwy. Jarvisburg, NC

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Free Wills Wing Demos

The Cotton Gin, 6957 Caratoke Hwy. Jarvisburg, NC

Friday, May 14th 

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Breakfast and Registration

Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Free Wills Wing Demos

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Dune Competition

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM Kitty Hawk Kites Film Festival

Jack Browns back yard, 800 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Saturday, May 15th 

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Registration

Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Dune Competition

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Instructor Alumni Reunion

Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Woody Jones Memorial Street Dance

Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head

Sunday, May 16th 

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Dune Competition

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Rogallo Foundation Hall of Fame Inductee

Jockey’s Ridge State Park Auditorium

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Event Awards

Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Rogallo Foundation Dinner

Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head