NW China province to host powered hang glider event in September

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-19 15:15:38|Editor: huaxia

XI'AN, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Shaanxi province will stage a competition for powered hang gliders in September, organizers said at a press conference on Tuesday.

The event will be called the 2020 Great Way Qin Zhidao Rally of Power Delta Wing. According to organizers, over 30 competitors will take part in the competition, driving ten powered hang gliders.

Qin Zhidao was a name given to an ancient military road which was built during the Qin Dynasty of 221-206 BC. The road was regarded as the first "highway" in China.

The competitors will fly along the abandoned ancient road, from the city of Xianyang in Shaanxi province, to Batou, in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

"Besides the ordinary competition events, we will also feature hot-air balloon shows and a model plane performance," said Wang Hongwei, general secretary of the organizing committee. Enditem