Founded in 1974 by John Harris with a dream to teach the world to fly. Our mission has become to be the leading company in adventure recreation and retailing by building a reputation for fun and excellence through dedication to customer service, quality, safety, and value.

We're a national adventure and retail operation - locations from Maine to Florida but mostly based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. If it's fun to do on the Outer Banks, we do it. Kitty Hawk Kites is the world's largest and oldest Hang Gliding School and now features a Kite Boarding School and Resort, Kayaking tours and much more! We were voted one of National Geographic Adventure Magazine's Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth in 2007.  We have over 15 retail locations along the Outer Banks and more locations in 5 other states.  We are looking for talented, enthusiastic and energetic people to come join our crew. 

We encourage our crew to participate in community events, fly kites and enjoy the various recreation opportunities we offer.  Many of which, our employees can experience for free. 

We aspire to inspire moments of pure joy and memories worth sharing and repeating.  Our purpose, Teaching the World to Fly, is literal and figurative.  How will you teach the world to fly?


2021 Spring Internship - Retail Management Intern (Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

Spring 2021 internship. Learn all aspects of retail management. Excellent for management and business majors.

2021 Spring Internship - Supply Chain Management (Kill Devil Hills; Outer Banks, NC)

Distribute new product to our locations efficiently and accurately.

Adventure Tow Pilot (Beaufort, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

Kitty Hawk Kites wants an adventure-oriented tow pilot to join us to maintain LSA tow aircraft as well as pilot LSA tow planes. 

Hang Gliding Instructor- Free Training (Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

Become a certified instructor though our Instructor Training Academy.

Hang Gliding Instructor- Morningside Flight Park (Charlestown, NH)

We are looking for certified hang-gliding instructors to add to our team for the 2020 Season!

Inventory Processor (Kill Devil Hills; Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

Part time or full time options. Distribute new product to our locations efficiently and accurately.

Kiteboarding Instructor - Certification Available (Outer Banks, NC; Rodanthe, NC)

Training & Certification available. Rare opportunity to join the team of friendly instructors at the beautiful Waves Village Watersports Resort.

Kiteboarding Operations Manager (Rodanthe, NC)

This position will manage all operations related to the kiteboarding department.

Kitty Hawk Kites Retail Keyholder (Virginia Beach, VA)

Responsible customer service oriented person to assist with opening or closing the store.

Paragliding and Powered Paragliding Instructor (East Coast) (Kill Devil Hills; Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

We are looking for a USHPA certified paragliding instructor and a USPPA certified powered paragliding instructor.

Powered Paragliding and Paragliding Instructor (Charlestown, NH)

Experienced Paragliding Pilot

Retail Assistant Manager - Destin, FL (Nags Head, NC)

Responsible customer service oriented person to assist the retail manager with all aspects of the retail store to ensure our commitment to excellence.

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