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2019 Big Spring Nationals (and pre-Pan-Americans)

The 17th Big Spring Nationals, site of the 2007 World Hang Gliding
Championship, the finest cross country hang gliding competition site in the
World. 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

Pay $250 entry fee here:

Sign waivers: or:

Practice, Check-in and Welcome on Saturday, August 10th.

Live tracking with Flymaster trackers provided.

The competition is USHPA and CIVL sanctioned so USHPA NTSS and CIVL WPRS points
will be awarded

Maximum 120 (60 class 1) pilots.

Helpful Instructions:

• Daily Prizes

• Event Tee-shirt

• Medical Emergency Service

• Food and drink for Competition Opening/Ceremony

• Brunch During Prize-giving Ceremony

• Separate mobile sized web page with organizer contact information

• Weaklinks

• Flymaster Tracker

• Live Tracking

• On-line Turnpoint Coordinates

• On-line airspace file

• On-line task maps

• Free Wi-Fi

• Weather Briefing on Pilots’ Phones

• Task Sent to Pilots’ Phones

• Access to Professional Retrieval Coordinators (Retrieval Goddess’s Retrieval Service)

• Hangar space for setup

• Free ice cream

• Free bottled water

• Use of an air-conditioned terminal/headquarters

• Port-a-potties

• Golf cart retrieval for landing near launch

• Lunch concession

• Pilot goody bags

• Help with finding accommodations

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