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.View more
- Rigid Class
- Sport Class
- Open Class
Take business highway west from town, turn in on Airport Way and then right. Past the prison and to the airport terminal.
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.
Practice, Check-in and Welcome on Saturday, August 4th.
Live tracking with Flymaster trackers provided.
The competition is USHPA and CIVL sanctioned so USHPA NTSS and CIVL WPRS points will be awarded
Maximum 60 pilots.
Helpful Instructions: http://ozreport.com/2018BigSpringhelpful.php
Payment here: http://ozreport.com/2018BigSpringpay.php
The easy way to do waivers: http://ozreport.com/onlinewaivers.php
Selection and entry fee
Entry fee $250 (tentative - exact amount decided by mid January, 2018), Aerotow fee - $450 - exact amount decided by mid January, due at check-in)
Flex wing, Sport Class, and Rigid wing classes.
Your waivers and payment here: http://ozreport.com/2018BigSpringpay.php
After the registration please follow your status on Pilots' page.
Here is the list of statuses and conditions:
Waiting list – Registered and not yet received signed waivers and medical forms nor payment.
Waiting for payment – Registered and received signed waivers and medical form but not payment.
In progress – Registered and received payment but not signed waivers and medical form.
Confirmed – Registered and received signed waiver and medical form and payment.
If your pilot status is Waiting list that means we have not received your waivers and medical form and payment.
If Waiting for Payment, we have received waivers and medical form, but not payment.
If In Progress, we have received payment but not waivers and medical form.
If confirmed, all three steps have been completed.
Prize fund and scoring categories
Daily prizes are given out from the sponsors.
Entry fees kept low instead of offering prize money.
In order to fly you must have completed check-in with Belinda Boulter in person and paid Lori Brown for your tows.
Check-in 10 am to noon, 1 pm to 4 pm, airport terminal
Launch open for practice flights 1 pm to 2 pm, 4 pm to 5 pm
Welcome Dinner, hosted by the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau 7:30 pm, Dora Roberts Center, Comanche Lake Park
Pilot briefing subsequent days - 11 AM
Launch normally open between noon and 1 o'clock
Start window normally 2 PM
In previous years launch open and start were often later.
Accommodation and Activities
How to get here
Big Spring is in central Texas on the south end of the panhandle. The airport is on the west side of town. Go to the airport terminal.
Big Spring, TX 79720, USA
Big Spring, Texas US
The nearest international airport is in Dallas.