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Bill Moyes

Postby JoeF » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:37 am

Bill Moyes
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Bill Moyes has won :arrow: Gold Air Award
as announced earlier.
His kite-gliding life has been outstanding and exemplary.
That he was unaware in his early years of others having hang glided with flex-wing hang gliders off earth surfaces before his feats, does not detract from his courage and generous sharing that moved others to fly.
He was rightly crediting the source of his wing from the American space program which in turn used public-domain arts to make the standard wing with A-frame and mass-shift control as fully exhibited by John Worth, as well as others. The extraordinary athleticism and detail care that Bill Moyes took over his kites with his expressed attitude: "stay alert, stay alive" has put him into golden memory by many.


Bill Moyes has joined the :arrow: Gold Circle .


Two kite wings in one Moyes kite system:

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Two Moyes partners: Molly and Bill : in one kite system:
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Another two persons in one kite system in 1972: Bill Moyes hanging and then hanging below him was Angela Revelle:
See newspaper photo and article: :arrow: HERE.
Clip from the larger article: Image
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Invited to this topic thread are Bill Moyes notes, links, stories ... Have fun.
His family, his auto electrician business, his Otto electrifying business, his partnering with his son, his tow-plane adventure, his support of the recognition of the public-domain flex-wing arts, his show history, his harness history, his being tow-launched by your US Hawks member at Torrance Beach, CA, years and years ago, notes in magazines, video, etc.
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Re: Bill Moyes

Postby JoeF » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:41 pm

Newly released old video of delta ski kiting:

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Re: Bill Moyes

Postby JoeF » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:43 pm

1977 progress shown in the hands of Bill Moyes.

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Re: Bill Moyes

Postby JoeF » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:33 pm



This is your life was awarded to Bill Moyes for his contribution to the sport of Hang Gliding in 1980.
Honours Awarded to Bill Moyes also include:
1977 Queen Elizabeth Anniversary Medal Silver Medal
1978 Russian Aero Club Bronze Medal
1980 Royal Australian Aero Club Oswald Watt Gold Medal
1980 N.S.W. Hall of Champions Plaque
1982 N.S.W. Government Advance Australia Award
1983 CIVL Diploma of Honour
1992 Australian Sports Hall of Fame Associate Member
1995 NASA Space Technology Hall of Fame
1995 Smithsonian Institute Invention Award
1999 Order of Australia Medal -- OAM
And we have added:
2013 Flexwing Hang Glider Gold Air Award by World Hang Gliding Association

Invention Smithsonian Institute


The text in the two videos hold many historical untenable claims.
For example, hang gliding in first decade of 1900s had already the cable-stayed triangle control frame with pilot hung from keel from hang glider wing; JD did not invent what he tinkered, he just tinkered and used what had already been invented and placed in the public domain; the very John Worth arrangements fully again used the triangle control frame in Rogallo wing four-boomer before JD; JD has yet to acknowledge the prior art! http://www.energykitesystems.net/WHGA/F ... Award.html The texts of the two videos do not even mention Barry Hill Palmer, James Hobson, Thomas E. Purcell, to name a few who had Rogallo wing hang gliders many before JD or BM happened! Smithsonian only did part of their homework!
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Bill Moyes: Dragonfly 2001

Postby Free » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:09 pm

Bill Moyes, chewed me out Aussie style
It brings a smile today
The big man took a while
And showed a better way
Not the carbs, but just the jets
The idea first, I did not get
It made good sense, I have to say
I hope he chews another day

May we all live so long

Flightpark in a box is what Rob Kells called it.
It was all down hill after that.
I just didn't know it yet.
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Re: Bill Moyes

Postby Rick Masters » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:12 pm

Rick Masters: Dangerous Thoughts    USHGA #30816  EAA #1269264     US Hang Gliding Rating System
A lot of foolish people think they're hang gliding with parachutes - but nobody ever thinks they're parachuting with hang gliders.
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Re: Bill Moyes: Dragonfly 2001

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:31 pm

Free wrote:Bill Moyes, chewed me out Aussie style
It brings a smile today
The big man took a while
And showed a better way
Not the carbs, but just the jets
The idea first, I did not get
It made good sense, I have to say
I hope he chews another day

May we all live so long

Very nice poetry Free!!!      :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm sorry that I must have missed it back in 2015.

I only met Bill Moyes once. It was a number of years ago at a celebration dinner in his honor. I asked if he'd honor us by joining the Torrey Hawks. He replied with "Sure Mate" and he's been on our roster ever since. I suppose he's one of the members that USHPA considered "illegitimate" when they denied our chapter renewal in 2015.    :roll:
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Re: Bill Moyes

Postby JoeF » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:03 pm

Key memory:
I hand-kited Bill Moyes for his launch off Torrance Beach bluff; he preferred kited launch over foot-launch for the site and its wind that day. He hand-released the rope and began his hang gliding flight.
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Re: Bill Moyes

Postby ARP » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:29 am

YouTube Blacking Out Videos again?
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Re: Bill Moyes

Postby Rick Masters » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:09 pm

Rick Masters: Dangerous Thoughts    USHGA #30816  EAA #1269264     US Hang Gliding Rating System
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