Gliders and pilots reach new heights in Blue Ridge flying competition

Published: Sep. 23, 2023 at 10:50 PM EDT
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CRAIG COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A contest that reached new heights in New Castle wrapped up Saturday.

More than 30 gliders and pilots from across the country flew to Southwest Virginia for the annual soaring contest.

A local group known as the Blue Ridge Soaring Society puts on an annual competition of flights, glides and distance flying.

While the weather rained out the final day of the competition, organizers say they had five days of beautiful flying conditions.