Kitty Hawk Kites 50th Annual Hang Gliding Show May 19-22

Hang gilders take aim at the bottom of a dune at Jockey’s Ridge State Park during ‘The Spec’.[submitted photo]

Join Kitty Hawk Kites and celebrate the 50th annual hang gliding spectacular competition. “The Spec” is the longest running hang gliding competition in the world and is free to the public with competitions and fun activities all day long.

The 50th Annual Hang Gliding Show will be held May 19-22, 2022. Be sure to book your accommodations now to join professional hang glider pilots, fans and families for aerial games and Outer Banks festivities!

The towing competition will take place at the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg and the dune competition will take place at Jockey’s Ridge State Park during this special Outer Banks tradition.

In addition to the hang gliding competition, the 50th Annual Hang Gliding Show will include: a vintage glider display and fly-in; an exhibition of historic films, photos and t-shirts; a film festival; the Woody Jones street dance; and more.

For more information on The Spec, or to participate, please visit https://www.kittyhawk.com/event/hang-gliding-spectacular/. If you have any questions about the Hang Gliding Spectacular, contact Sales and Events Coordinator Megan Turner at [email protected], or the Hang Gliding School at 252.441.2426

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