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Hang gliding competition takes flight in Dinosaur

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Starting on Sunday, the five-day Dinosaur 2015 hang gliding competition “brings serious competition back to the big air of western Colorado,” according to organizers.

The meet is planned to accommodate 150 competitors with 75 in Sport Class and 75 in Open Class. First place prize for open is $10,000 and first place for sport is $5,000.

Pilots from around the world will launch throughout the day, depending on their experience level.

Rocky Mountain Glider Company, the meet organizer, hopes the event schedule will yield eight days of outstanding flying conditions.

Takeoff will be from Cliff Ridge on the Blue Mountain Plateau, slightly west of the Colorado/Utah border, just north of Dinosaur

For more information, call 719-632-8300.

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