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THIS EVENT HAS LOST IT'S VENUE AND HAS BEEN CANCELED. Look for its return in the next year or two when a new venue can be located.

Flying site

Highland Aerosports is a club situated in Ridgely, Maryland USA . It is a town airport with all the necessary infrastructure. To launch there it is absolutely necessary that all pilots shall be thoroughly skilled at aerotowing and capable of aerotowing in competition conditions. There aren't any mountains on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, so we use a powered ultralight specifically designed for towing hang gliders into the air. Very similar to the system sailplanes have been using for well over 50 years, this system consists of a 250 ft. tow rope connecting the release of the hang glider to the release on the tow vehicle.

Take off
The airport is a large grassy field with asphalt runways.
Coordinates 38.970363, -75.869026.

It is connected with Ridgely by Oakland road.


Dan Lukaszewicz
Meet Director
Kate Griffin

Selection and entry fee

The entry fees are $350 before February 15th and $450 thereafter. Aerotowing fees are estimated to be $400 for the competition. Tows for practice day are $25/each.

Once you sign up please download, complete, and email me the competition waivers. Send you entry fee via paypal (use the send money to a friend option), include in the payment notes what size tee shirt you would like.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Prizes will be awarded per USHPA requirements.
Daily Prizes from Sponsors
(No prize money is planned)

General schedule

Saturday, June 8th 2019 (Registration and Practice Day)
June 9-15 2019 (Competition Days)
June 15th 2019 (Awards Presentation)

Daily schedule

Saturday, June 8th 2019 (Practice Day)
09:00-1200 & 1300-1600 - Official Registration opens
13:00 - Launch open for practice

June 9-15 2019
10:00 - General Announcements and Day Prizes
10:30 - Weather Briefing / Task announced
11:00 - Volunteer Meeting
1:00 - Launch Opens

Accommodation and Activities

Free Camping on site. (The former RV power connections are scheduled to be removed prior to the event)

How to get here

Ridgely Airpark, is an airport located 2mi Northeast of Ridgely, Maryland. The address is 24030 Race Track Rd Ridgely, Maryland 21660

Ridgely Airpark-RJD, 24030 Race Track Rd, Ridgely, MD 21660, USA
Ridgely, MD US


The nearest airport is Dulles International Airport of Washington DC.


It takes about 2 hour to get to Ridgely form Dulles airport and Pholadelphia. It takes about 1 hour to drive there from Washington DC along 301 highway.


10 minutes from Ridgely center.




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