Hang Gliding Competition to Return to Big Spring

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - A seasonal tradition is making its way back to Big Spring.

The U.S. Hang Gliding Competition will be taking place again in and outside of the Big Spring Airpark from July 22 thru July 28.

40 competitors are expected to take to the skies this year.

A special spectator area will be set up.

If the weather holds up, most take offs will happen from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. daily during that week.

For those feeling adventurous, hang glider training flights will be offered at the event but officials are encouraging that people do that the day before competition beings.

Flights cost $100 each.

If you're interested, call (352) 874-5742.