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2018 US Hang Gliding Competitions

You'll also find the latest dates for the meets in the Oz Report Hang Gliding & Paragliding Competition Calendar.

The 2018 Quest Air Cross Country League Meet, Quest Air, Florida, starts January 1st. Goes all year long. A league event organized by Larry, Bunner and Davis Straub and the regulars at Quest Air for joint cross country flights. Daily weather briefings (weather dependent). Task setting. Retrieval arrangements. Fly together to go long or make it back after a healthy task.
The 2018 Green Swamp Sport Klassic, Quest Air, Florida, Sunday March 18th through Saturday, March 24th. Sport Class only competition. Tutored and mentored flying with experienced open class competition pilots leading the way. A great learning experience. We'll get you to goal. The weather turns soarable in February/March in Florida and Quest Air is a great place for cross country flying. Live tracking with Flymaster trackers provided.
The 2018 Quest Air National Series, Quest Air, Florida, Sunday, April 15th through Saturday, April 21st. Flatland competition at its smoothest and earliest. Open, Sport, and Rigid wing classes. A long history of very satisfied pilots. The competition is USHPA and CIVL sanctioned so USHPA NTSS and CIVL WPRS points will be awarded. Maximum 60 pilots. Live tracking with Flymaster trackers provided.
The 2018 Big Spring National Series, Big Spring, Texas. Open, Sport, and Rigid Wing classes. The 16th Big Spring National Series, site of the 2007 World Hang Gliding Championship, the finest cross country hang gliding competition site in the US. Big Tasks (world records), smooth thermals, unrestricted landing areas, easy retrieval on multiple roads, consistent cumulus development at 1 PM, air conditioned head quarters, hanger for setup, free water and ice cream, welcome dinner, live tracking, many drivers available, strong safety record, highest pilot satisfaction rating. Also easy airport access to Midland-Odessa airport, inexpensive accommodations, plentiful infrastructure (restaurants), great community support, superb meet director. The competition is USHPA and CIVL sanctioned so USHPA NTSS and CIVL WPRS points will be awarded. Maximum 60 pilots. Live tracking with Flymaster trackers provided.

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