In the footsteps of Lilienthal - the hang glider

The simple wing of the American Francis Rogallo and the equally brilliant control frame of the Australian John Dickenson are striking steps to the modern hang glider.

Foto: Sammlung Henderson

Rod Fuller, 1963 Grafton Australia, towed behind a boat
photo: collection of G.. Henderson

Hang glider of 2006: an advanced aircraft with profiled wing and a drag-optimized pilot position.

Foto: Grame Henderson, Australien

photo: Grame Henderson, Australia

Voice actor: H. Gülland