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Hang Gliding

On this site, May 23, 1971, with a gathering of enthusiasts for personal human flight, began the worldwide sport of Hang Gliding. (In 1971 a dozen Hang Glider pilots gathered here to fly and ...

On this site, May 23, 1971, with a gathering of enthusiasts for personal human flight, began the worldwide sport of Hang Gliding. 
(In 1971 a dozen Hang Glider 
pilots gathered here to fly and celebrate the 123rd birthday of pioneer flyer Otto Lilienthal. Over 500 spectators attended, and news media coverage of the event popularized the new sport.)

Submitted by Craig Baker. 


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