TPG to host the 20th annual International Hand Launch Glider Festival

Welcome to the Party!

This year the Hand Launch Glider community is coming together to celebrate 20 years of flying HLGs in Poway, CA. We’ve seen the development of hand launch gliders, from balsa floaters to high performance carbon epoxy Discus Launch Gliders (DLGs). All the while keeping one thing constant, the highest level of camaraderie and sportsmanship. So come join the fun and help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the longest running HLG event, April 26th-28th 2013.


The International Hand Launch Glider Festival (IHLGF) operated by the Torrey Pines Gulls (TPG) in San Diego has become a world-famous event in RC gliding, with competitors traveling from all over the world to attend. The event and the Gulls helped pave the way for the international FAI F3K category in RC soaring. 2013 represents the 20th anniversary of this event (held this weekend Apr 26-28). The TPG will be having a ceremony on Saturday Apr 27 at 6pm at the Poway Flight Center after the end of the competition for that day to salute both the organizers and participants who have helped make IHLGF such a success.

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Rich Hanson
AMA Public Relations and Government Affairs

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