Dinosaur 2015 brings serious competition back to the big air of western Colorado. $10,000 first prize for the Open Class and $5,000 of total prize money for the Sport Class. Both foot launch and towing will be available, as will climbs to 17,999 ft.View more
- Open Class
- Sport Class
- Rigid Wing
- Class 2 (faired pilot)
Dinosaur 2015 brings serious competition back to the big air of western Colorado. $10,000 first prize for the Open Class and $5,000 of total prize money for the Sport Class. Both foot launch and towing will be available, as will climbs to 17,999 ft. See you there!
Selection and entry fee
We believe strongly that a profit motive is essential for the continued existence of quality hang gliding competition. Meet organizers take on significant financial risk and expend tremendous effort putting on contests. However, that being said, the owners of Rocky Mountain Glider Company, LLC, will not retain a profit from pilot entry fees for this contest. Hang gliding has been a huge and wonderful part of our lives and our motivation now is to give something back.
Proposed entry fees are:
Before April 1, $300; before May 1, 2015
$325; before June 1, 2015
$350; before July 1, 2015
$375; before August 1, 2015
$400; beginning August 1, 2015
and on site, $450 (cash or money order).
The amounts above are net to Rocky Mountain Glider after all fees (PayPal, etc.). The entry fee and completed online registration (described below) holds your slot. The reason for significantly lower entry fees early is the benefit of much better planning for all concerned. We anticipate that all the slots will be filled. Enter early to avoid disappointment. If you can't make it, we will refund your entry fee less 25%.
Use PayPal and send your entry fee to firstname.lastname@example.org as a friend.
Alternatively, use a credit card, but add $15 to your entry fee to cover PayPal fees.
Or, mail a check to:
Rocky Mountain Glider, LLC
P.O. Box 23077
Glade Park, CO, USA 81523
Prize fund and scoring categories
Sport Class: $3,000 1st, $1,500 2nd, $500 3rd.
August 30 - September 05, 2015 - Competition flying days
September 05, 2015 - Prize-giving ceremony
Going to take off
Time frames will be defined at first competition briefing.
Accommodation and Activities
For more information, see rockymountainglider.com
Pilots are welcome to camp on the grass in the fenced town park. There are bathrooms and a large covered area with picnic tables and chairs. The large covered area may be utilized for bulletin boards, pilot meetings and social events. A discount has been arranged at the Blue Mountain RV Park, a 100 unit RV park set up by an oil company to house its employees during an earlier boom. Located a short walk from the town park, it has electric, water and sewer hookups for RV's, plus large men's and women's shower and bathroom facilities. Camping is free at launch and portable toilets will be provided.
. Commercial services include two small motels, three restaurants (one with bar), two gas stations, a liquor store and a Loaf’n’Jug convenience store. There is also a library, post office and Colorado Tourism office. Wireless Internet is available in numerous locations. The nearby larger communities of Rangely, Colorado (18 miles) and Vernal, Utah (30 miles) offer the services of small cities, including municipal recreation centers, airports, hospitals, large supermarkets and a wide variety of restaurants and lodging.
How to get here
See driving instrcutions at rockymountainglider.com
Dinosaur, CO 81610, USA
Pilots wishing to travel by air can take commuter airlines from Denver or Salt Lake City to nearby Vernal, Utah. They may ship their gliders to the care of the Meet Organizers in Dinosaur.
Dinosaur is on U.S. Highway 40, three miles east of the Colorado-Utah border, approximately midway between Denver and Salt Lake City. Pilots from anywhere in the U.S. can easily reach the area via the Interstate Highway System before transitioning to the major artery of U.S. 40.
- Terry Reynolds
Dinosaur 2015 Results
- Zac Majors (103)
- Glen McFarlane (106)
- Christian Ciech (101)
- Jim Yocom
- Kelly Myrkle
- Beau Buck
- Nathan Grimes