US Hang Gliding Championships In Big Spring This Week 8/5/13
August 5, 2013
The championships began yesterday and run through this Saturday. There are 49 participants in this year’s event from as far away as Australia and Hungary. The housing crisis in Big Spring is causing many to live in hotels and officials say it was difficult to find places to stay for the event, despite looking for rooms months in advance. Everyone did eventually find a place to stay.
"There were people who just couldn't make reservations that far in advance. But, really it was because there was so much demand, the prices were higher than what the pilots are used to paying or what they were expecting," said Belinda Boulter, the meet director.