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May 29th 2020:

May 26th 2020:

  • Added external video links to Hang gliding 1975 part 2 including Sail On by the Commodores featuring Bob Wills in a Swallowtail, and David Vincent flying his Swallowtail in Hawaii
  • Added an image of the Miles Wings Gryphon 2 in a new sub-section with that title in Hang gliding 1977, another image and the text being moved from Hang gliding 1976 part 1

May 25th 2020:

May 23rd 2020:

  • Picture of a Seagull VII added under Flight of the Phoenix in Hang gliding 1976 part 2
  • Links to video clips featuring designer Tom Price added under External links in Hang gliding 1976 part 2
  • Picture of a Moyes GTR added under Assortment in Hang gliding 1990 to 1993

May 21st 2020, based largely on a well preserved 16 millimetre film documentary by Robert E. Lorey and a longer but less well preserved film by taken by John Elwell, I added the following:

May 16th 2020:

  • Added photo and video links to Spiraling out of control, Brian Wood’s crash at the first ever world hang gliding championship, Kössen, Austria, in 1975
  • Added photo of a Cronkite and another link to digitized film at the first ever world hang gliding championship, Kössen, Austria, in 1975, to Cronk worksDavid Cronk’s hang gliders
  • Added video links to ATA girl Ann Welch

May 14th 2020: Added photos from Ken de Russy under new subtitle Emporia in Hang gliding 1975 part 1

May 13th 2020: New page Spiraling out of control, Brian Wood’s crash at the first ever world hang gliding championship, Kössen, Austria, in 1975

May 7th 2020: New page On this hill, May 23, 1971; the ‘Otto meet’ that started it all with the help of National Geographic magazine

May 4th 2020: New related topics menu Eipper-Formance of Torrance, California. Thanks to Roly Lewis-Evans for prompting me to carry out that long overdue sorting out.

May 1st 2020:

  • Added six photos taken in 2018 to Hang gliding 2015 onward. They are copied from my general interests web site (so nothing new if you visit there). While I feel that too many photos from my camera are not a good idea in a world-wide history of hang gliding, these seem to me to represent contemporary hang gliding.
  • Added three images to Hang gliding 1996 to 2014

April 30th 2020, added photos to the following pages:

April 22nd 2020:

  • Two photos from Ken de Russy of the Whitney PortaWing added to Hang gliding 1973 part 1
  • Photo of Brian Wood under Birdman and Solar Wings in Hang gliding 1978 and 1979 part 3
  • Photo of Brian Wood and Roly Lewis-Evans with Brian’s Wills Wing SuperSwallowtail under SST in Hang gliding 1976 part 2 

April 15th 2020: New page Earliest hang gliders — written with the help of Tony Prentice

April 13th 2020:

April 11th 2020: Added more images to Hang gliding before 1973

April 10th 2020: New section Head first in Dangers of hang gliding

April 9th 2020, added links to digitized film taken at the at the first world championship, Kössen, Austria, 1975, and the second in 1976, under External links on the following pages:

  • Flying squad, a brief history of the east coast manufacturer Sky Sports

April 7th 2020:

March 31st 2020 to April 6th 2020:

  • Added page that I forgot to copy across initially: Early powered ultralights and added two photos taken by Frank Colver of Chris Wills with a powered Swallowtail
  • Added section sub-heading SST to Hang gliding 1976 part 2 and added two photos from Frank Colver of Bob Wills’ prototype Super Swallowtail

March 29th 2020: Moved hang gliding history pages from my personal interests web site to this new web site