Gliders Gather In Alamogordo

Alamogordo – Hang glider pilots and paragliders from across the country are dropping in on the Alamogordo area.

It's the start of the Rio Grande Soaring Association's annual fly-in event.

Gliders began trekking up the Sacramento Mountains on Friday to a takeoff destination at Dry Canyon. From there, the pilots launched to the skies and later landed in a designated landing zone next to the Griggs Sports Complex in Alamogordo.

More flights are planned through the weekend.


Information from: Alamogordo Daily News,

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