Jockey's Ridge State Park

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Jockey's Ridge State Park


Location:Off US 158 Bypass in Nags Head.
Facilities:Picnic area, picnic shelters, trails, dune vehicle rental, visitor center, exhibit hall.
Activities:Swimming, hiking, hang gliding, kite flying, nature programs.
Special Features:Park includes the tallest natural sand dune system in the eastern U.S., a favorite spot for hang gliding. Shifting sand prevents construction of a traditional trail, but there is a 1.5-mile route marked with 14 stations.
Address:PO Box 592
Nags Head, NC 27959

Phone:252-441-7132
Fax:252-441-8416
Web: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/jori/home.html
Size: 426 acres.

See other parks in North Carolina.
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On my first trip down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, in 1966 or so, when the dentist we were with had to let air out of his tires to drive to our cottage, we visited Jockey's Ridge, the tallest sand dune on the East Coast.
But Ohman didn't just jump into the glider immediately after touching down in Jockey's Ridge. To prepare for the event, he needed to adjust to the glider's technology, or, rather, the lack thereof.
Midway on the Atlantic Seaboard and surrounded by 900 miles of water, the Outer Banks has wildlife refuges, maritime forests, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and the tallest sand dunes on the East Coast at Jockey's Ridge State Park.
Lieutenant Commander Klas Ohman, a Hawk (CV 63) F/A-18C Hornet and Navy test pilot, right, recently completed an aviation archaeology expedition at Jockey's Ridge State Park, N.C., retracing discoveries made by the pioneers of aviation 100 years ago In doing so, Ohman completed numerous flights in a replica of a 1902 Wright brothers glider, the first aircraft to incorporate yaw, pitch and roll controls, a technology that paved the way for powered flight and aviation as we know it today.