Glider launching from platform at Grandfather Mountain Hang Gliding Region VI National Championship, June 7-8, 1975

Glider launching from platform at Grandfather Mountain Hang Gliding Region VI National Championship, June 7-8, 1975

Photo by Hugh Morton.

3 thoughts on “Glider launching from platform at Grandfather Mountain Hang Gliding Region VI National Championship, June 7-8, 1975

  1. While attending ASU in late 70s I launched pilots from the top of g-father. One friend I miss most is Stewart Smith. Still the best pilot to fly from the top. Just glad I didn’t have to drive up to Blacksburg and get him that 120 mile afternoon. I miss him.

    Pat

  2. Thanks for sharing your story, Patrick. Do you recognize him in any of the hang gliding photographs we have online? There are more than 200, and not all are identified. You can browse by subject and click on “Hang Gliding.” If you find any you can send them to me via the online feedback form at the bottom of the webpage http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/morton/.

  3. Stu & I were co-captains of our gymnastics team in 1964. Newton Mass. He was also my best friend. Took me 14 years and a reunion to learn he had died flying off GF Mt.

    If you have pictures or any stories/info on Stuie, I’d love to see – hear of them. Much obliged….Alan

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