Francis Rogallo, the NASA aeronautical engineer widely known as the father of modern hang gliding, was born on January 27th, 1912. He eventually celebrated 97 birthdays, but one in particular stands out, in 1974. Just a few years after his retirement from NASA, hang gliding as a sport was truly taking off, and Rog, as…
Nags Head, NC, May 25, 2012 – This past weekend Kitty Hawk Kites held the 40th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. While the weather proved to be too unstable for a complete competition, the participants were still able to make some history! On Saturday, May 19th those who participated in the competition were given the opportunity to fly the 1902 Wright Glider replica built by the Wright Experience.
Kitty Hawk Kites announced today that, in partnership with wind energy entrepreneur David Blittersdorf, it has reached an agreement to purchase Morningside Flight Park in Charlestown, NH.