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From Parachutes to Paragliders

By Kurt Kleiner No one is exactly sure who invented the sport of paragliding. However, there are photographs and video footage of a group of skydivers flying their parachutes off of small hills in eastern Montana in the late seventies. At about this same time, a handful of climbers in the French Alps began to […]

History of Australian Hang Gliding Competitions

Australian Open Hang Gliding Championships Contributed and updated by Ian Jarman Just as the sport as a whole has made rapid progress from its Australian beginnings behind the boats of the Water Ski and Kite Flyers Association, the objectives and style of our National Championships has also evolved.  1976-1980 Steve Moyes, Rick Duncan, Equal Tim […]