Tue. May 17th, 2011  thru  Sat. May 21st, 2011

Open(Class1)    Sport(Kingposted)

Rigid(Class5)             Swift(Class2)

Following on the success of our 1st comp. in Chicago area since 1993, this would be the 2nd annual Midwest HG Comp. We’ve had big XC’s in this date range, and hope for good weather as we had last year. We are 75 minutes south of Chicago with potentially great flying in most wind conditions.

Meet Purpose

To have a safe, fair and fun hang gliding competition. We hope to draw a lot of new pilots into the competition family and have the meet in the best of the season’s flying conditions. . We plan a cross country competition where there will be "race to goal" tasks. Education to elevate pilot skills is a key principal.

We are expanding our plan. Last year we had 15 competitors, and our proposal this year is to make this an internatioinal competition for up to 45 pilots. We will reserve 11 spots for foreign competitors until May 2, 2011. If there are less, after that date any domestic pilots on the waiting list will be allowed to compete. We have increased tow capabilities and if there is REALLY big interest we would attempt to bring in outside launch gear and tow pilots. We will support Open, Sport Rigid and Swift divisions in scoring.

This year "the comps" talked to each other and integrated the competition dates. We have made it possible to fly the Florida comps, and on the same long vacation head up to us. We anticipate world class competitors, as well as regional pilots who have done significant competition whom we hope to have fly in the comp, so we hope for a good mix.

This comp was extremely pilot friendly last year, and we plan to continue that. We had locally prepared food and a lot of local retrieve help, camaraderie, etc.

We plan to have seminars and called tasks in the weeks leading up to the comp so let us know if you will be coming in for a fun educational experience.

We are planning to request wprs world ranking (which includes sport class pilots!) so we are encouraging everyone to get their Sporting License. This can be obtained by US pilots for $39.00 from the NAA (here).

There will be an awards dinner at the conclusion of the competition. We plan for $2000.00 in Prizes and also trophies. We will have commemorative T-shirts.

Further information is on this web site and will be added as it becomes available.  i.e. turn-point files, camping facilities and fees, etc. Once you register we will email you updates as the are made available.

If you have ANY questions, drop us a note, or REGISTER to fly at the top of this page!

Email us at info@midwesthgcomp.org