Kitty Hawk Kites Gets Loopy: Hang Glider Looping Contest Upcoming | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 10.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.17.14 **
** Airborne 10.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.15.14 **
** Airborne 10.13.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.13.14 **

Sun, Apr 06, 2003

Kitty Hawk Kites Gets Loopy: Hang Glider Looping Contest Upcoming

Kitty Hawk Kites, Inc. was founded in 1974 by John Harris, a pioneer in hang gliding, to provide instruction, products, and service to the burgeoning new sport. Centered in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Kitty Hawk Kites has been a pioneer developer of hang gliders, hang gliding instruction, aerotowing and spectacular events such as the, ahhh, Spectacular!

The oldest continuous Hang Gliding Competition in the world, this years 31st Spectacular will include skydiving, paragliding, ultralights and more. The competition begins the 17th on the sand dunes of Jockey's Ridge. Demonstrations, aerotow competition, street dance and awards ceremonies are all features of this spectacular event. Annual inductions to the Rogallo Hall of Fame will occur Sunday.

This year's event will include a hang glider looping contest for the first pilot to complete 100 sequential loops. This is a reasonable goal as the existing record is 96. A strong contender is Chad Elchin who is a well known hang glider pilot, school owner and instructor. Along with the loop contest, there will be a display of Perris Williams' hang glider aerobatic routines, for which he is famous.

FMI: http://www.kittyhawk.com

Advertisement

More News

Klyde Morris (10.20.14)

Klyde Battles The Grammar Psychos!!! FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Airborne 10.17.14: Enstrom Delivers, Flight School Scandal, NBAA2014

Also: Rare O-46 Rebuild, Valor Unveiled, OK's Anti-Fly-In Airport, FAA Screw-Ups, The first Enstrom Model 480B-G has been delivered to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire with the Garmin>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.20.14): Altostratus

Altostratus This middle cloud genus is composed of water droplets, and sometimes ice crystals, In the mid-latitudes, cloud bases are generally found between 15,000 and 20,000 feet.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.20.14)

"I am extremely saddened by the loss of my friend. Peter devoted the last 23 years of his life to this wonderful mission. His faith, dedication, and hard work were something to emu>[...]

AeroSports Update: Sport Performance Aviation Selects Superior XP-320

Superior Air Parts Announces That Sport Performance Aviation Has Selected The XP-320 Engine For The SPA Panther Sport Aircraft Scott Hayes, V.P. Sales and Marketing for Superior Ai>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC