Tagged: Kitty Hawk Kites

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BrewTag Proves-Beer Can Fly

First the Wright Brothers proved the man can fly and now thanks to the genius of five former hang gliding instructors we know that beer can also fly. Thus is one of the great...

A stack of two line delta kites flying in the kite area. Photo, Kip Tabb 0

38th Annual Wright Kite Fest

There is something really cool about flying a kite on the same patch of dirt the Wright Brothers first launched their kites. For 38 years, Kitty Hawk Kites has been bringing the Wright Kite...

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Mermaids and Mermen on the Outer Banks

It’s not easy being a mermaid . . . or in this case three mermaids and one merman. First of all there are rules—things like, “Only use your tail under adult supervision” and “NEVER...

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The Ground from Above

“Wind me up,” calls out my hang gliding instructor, Mike Patishall. It’s one of his signature signals that we’re ready to fly. Did I mention that I’m strapped above him — somewhat precariously it...

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Flight of the Drone

“Right toggle. Right. Right. Left. Left. Just a little . . .” Kitty Hawk Kites drone instructor, Alex Brewer is showing far more patience than I am as I try to master piloting a miniature...

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau launching their Wright Flyer. The glider seemed to be in flight longer than any other, although it did not qualify by distance. Standing on the edge to the left is Allison Wyant. Pushing the tail is Aaron Tuell, Amy Wood to his right and Bruce Weaver of Kitty Hawk Kites. 2

BrewTag-Can Beer Fly?

  BrewTag—a festival of flight, beer or just a good time on a beautiful day? A difficult question to answer because it was all of the above. Posing the ageless question, if mankind can...

The top of Dews Island Hunt Club from the Currituck Sound. 0

A Sanctuary Trip

We’re crossing the Currituck Sound at a sedate eight or ten knots with Captain Christine Lester at the helm of the pontoon boat. We left the Duck Pier by Kitty Hawk Kites about five...

Life-sized blue whale kite flying. In the foreground is Bob Lauder's quad line American flag kite. 0

Kites Fly at Rogallo Festival

If third time is the charm, the 33rd Annual Kitty Hawk Kites Rogallo Kite Festival must be charmed indeed. A celebration of kite flying and the many types of kites there are to fly,...

The night skit at Jockey's Ridge during Kites with Lights. 1

Kites with Lights Decorates the Sky

By Kip Tabb The holiday season is a time of traditions, from Thanksgiving dinner to the secret discussions children have with Santa Claus to the lighting of Christmas trees. The Outer Banks certainly seems...