Hang Gliding Competition Returns to Big Spring

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - It's that time of year again in Big Spring.

The annual U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding competition is back.

The event officially kicked off on Sunday but flights were grounded because of the weather.

The event is taking place in and around the Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.

Officials say they are 40 competitors this year.

If you want to come out and watch, a special spectator area will be set up and is free of charge.

Most launches take off after lunch time.

The event runs through July 28.