And the World Could Fly
In the middle of the 1970s there was an explosion of coloured fabric and aluminium tubing on the hills of the world. Hang gliding was here! A decade later ski-lift operators found a summer demand from a new wave of adventurers with huge rucksacks containing even simpler aircraft: Paragliding had come of age.
Where had it all come from? Who were these new pilots ? Why hadn’t it happened centuries earlier ?