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by Everard
Sun, Nov 14 2021, 08:32:49 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Harnesses in Hang Gliding History
Replies: 0
Views: 306

Harnesses in Hang Gliding History

Harnesses in Hang Gliding History: Harnesses I had a few items about harnesses on the web site, but after I was at a meeting recently with some British hang gliding legends including Brian Wood and Johnny Carr, who both told of extreme experiences flying in early harnesses, I realized that the subje...
by Everard
Sun, Nov 14 2021, 08:31:10 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: In the Beginning...
Replies: 0
Views: 290

In the Beginning...

In the Beginning , SkyWings (BHPA magazine) May 2021 Was the emergence of modern hang gliding an evolutionary phenomenon or a singular 'big bang' event? I believe it was both, depending on what aspect you consider. This article is a combined effort by myself, Chris Wills, Roly Lewis-Evans, Roger Mi...
by Everard
Tue, Aug 31 2021, 05:26:40 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Tom Price's flying machines
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Tom Price's flying machines

Tom Price's flying machines in HG History:
https://hghistory.org/hang-gliding-2/tomprice/#top
by Everard
Fri, Aug 27 2021, 10:49:10 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Wills Wing glider production history
Replies: 0
Views: 2858

Wills Wing glider production history

Wills Wing glider production history:
https://hghistory.org/hang-gliding-2/wi ... story/#top

Thanks to Steve Pearson for the data.
by Everard
Fri, Aug 27 2021, 10:45:07 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Hang Gliding banned?
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

Re: Hang Gliding banned?

All the 'logic' I have heard from those involved does not bear scrutiny. One reason I read is the supposed danger of passing on Covid-19, an airborne (aerosol) pathogen. Hang gliders, which normally fly there in a 20 knot wind, are banned while paragliding is allowed.
:angry:
by Everard
Tue, May 18 2021, 12:06:20 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Bob England
Replies: 12
Views: 2722

Re: Bob England

This page (new in May 2021) on History of Hang Gliding consists partly of material moved from the chronology pages. However, it also contains new material including several anecdotes by John LaTorre of his time flight testing with Bob at Marina Beach, Monterey:
Bob England, hang glider designer
by Everard
Sat, May 08 2021, 09:08:29 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Moyes Delta Gliders on Hang Gliding History
Replies: 0
Views: 1985

Moyes Delta Gliders on Hang Gliding History

New related topics menu Moyes Delta Gliders on Hang Gliding History. (The 'related topics menu' sorta pulls the dispersed info together -- like a mini index.)
by Everard
Fri, May 07 2021, 11:52:04 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Bill Bennett’s Delta Wing Kites and Gliders
Replies: 0
Views: 1904

Bill Bennett’s Delta Wing Kites and Gliders

New related topics menu Bill Bennett's Delta Wing Kites and Gliders on Hang Gliding History. No new photos, but a bit of new info in several places. The 'related topics menu' sorta pulls the dispersed info together -- like a mini index.
by Everard
Sat, Apr 24 2021, 07:04:28 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Marty Alameda and Flight Designs
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Re: Marty Alameda and Flight Designs

I found a photo of Marty Alameda in Glider Rider , so I added it to the page. (I have blanket permission to use images from Glider Rider .) I also added a John Steinbeck quote/quotation. I had never heard of Steinbeck before Graeme Bird and John LaTorre mentioned him, although Dennis Thorpe also men...
by Everard
Sat, Apr 17 2021, 08:26:48 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Jean-Michel Bernasconi and Pacific Windcraft
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

More info from John LaTorre, including much detail about construction of the various types and differences between U.S.- and U.K.-built variants, and photos added.