47th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular
May 16 - May 20, 2019

Schedule

Thursday, May 16, 2019*

Hang Gliding Spectacular

9AM – 4PM: Tournament of Champions
@ Jockey’s Ridge State Park
*New Event for 2019

As the oldest, continually hang gliding meet in the world, the Hang Gliding Spectacular has a long tradition of champions, and this year we’ve decided to honor all the top finishers from the 46 year history of the meet.

In honor of their outstanding achievement in at least one Hang Gliding Spectacular, we’ve invited them to participate in the first edition of the Hang Gliding Spectacular’s Tournament of Champions! Open to all pilots who placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in any of the 46 events held to date, this one-day event is will be held on Thursday, May 16, just before the regular meet. Intended to reunite former winners in a fun, one day competition, all invited pilots are welcome to fly, but the spirit of the event is pure camaraderie. All the top finishers are encouraged to come back to the dunes even if they no longer fly to remember the the essence of dune flying: gathering to celebrate friends and free flight, remembering a time when questions at the end of the day weren’t “How high did you get?” or “How far did you go?” but rather, “How many flights did you make today?”

It’s going to be a fun day showcasing some great flying!

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019

8AM – 12PM:  Breakfast & Registration
@ Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School

9AM – 12PMFree Wills Wing Demos
@ Jockey’s Ridge State Park

12PM – 5PM:  Dune Competition
@ Jockey’s Ridge State Park

8:00PM – 10:00PM:  Kitty Hawk Kites Film Festival
@ Jack Brown’s
800 South Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC, 27948
Please submit all videos for the Film Festival to events@kittyhawk.com

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019

8AM – 10AM:  Registration
@ Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School

10AM – 4PM:  Dune Competition
@ Jockey’s Ridge State Park

6:30PM – 7:30PM: Instructor Alumni Reunion
@ Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head Store

8PM – 11PM: Woody Jones Memorial Street Dance ft: Frozen Head & The Squirrels
@ Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head Store

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019

10AM – 1:00PM: Dune Competition
@ Jockey’s Ridge State Park

2:30PM – 4:00PM: Message from Rogallo Foundation Hall of Fame Inductee
@Jockey’s Ridge State Park Auditorium

4:30PM – 5:30PM: Event Awards
@ Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head Store

5:30PM – 6:30PM: Rogallo Foundation Dinner
@ Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head Store

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019

9AM – 4PM: Aero Tow Competition
@ The Cotton Gin, 6957 Caratoke Hwy. Jarvisburg, NC

9AM – 4PM:  Free Wills Wing Demos
@ The Cotton Gin, 6957 Caratoke Hwy. Jarvisburg, NC

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