4 August 1985: Larry Tudor, the “Part Bird”, who Flew a Record of a 4’343 Meters Gain in Altitude with a Hang Glider
Today marks the 30th anniversary of an FAI Word Record made by an American pilot described as both “Part Bird” and “Skygod” and who is perhaps one of the finest Hang Glider pilot for tandem or solo flights: Larry Tudor. A fidgety Californian, he has been pushing the edges of how far hang gliders can go since the air sport's early days in the 1970s. During his long career, Tudor set a total of ten FAI World Records and the one we are commemorating today has not yet been broken.
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What do you hope to achieve at The World Games?
How do you describe yourself ?
I work as an eye doctor in the Indonesian Airforce. They support me very much
What does air sport mean to you?
When I fly it makes me feel small in front of of God. Makes good character, diciplines and keep healthy. Knowing my limits. Whenever I have time, I fly.
What plans do you have for after The World Games?
Join the PGAWC Competition. And national competition.
More about the athlete
A long-time hang glider and paraglider pilot, Elisa Manueke (52) from Indonesia was first attracted to Paragliding Accuracy just three years ago when the sport first started in Asia.