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John Harris
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Author:  JoeF [ Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:40 pm ]
Post subject:  John Harris

John Harris
Early and still going ...
Follow him to see U.S. hang gliding in fuller light.
See that he is a U.S. hawk of sorts: kitty.

Author:  Bob Kuczewski [ Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: John Harris


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Author:  JoeF [ Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: John Harris

Author:  wingspan33 [ Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: John Harris

JoeF wrote:

Hey Joe, That is a fantastic article! I could not have told you then, but I flew from Jockey's Ridge (near Kitty Hawk, NC) the summer after Kitty Hawk Kites was created. That was August of 1975. I took my brand new Eipper-Formance Flexi Flier 17 foot standard Rogallo wing down there from northern New Jersey and had the time of my life. :thumbup: I still have snap shots of me flying there. I'll have to find where I've put them up here and insert a link.

Oh, and John Harris bought a waterproof camera that I turned into a special one-off sand and waterproof PHOTO-POD for him. The PHOTO-POD, for those that don't know, was kind of a still frame 35 mm film camera version (that I created in the late 1980s and early 1990s) of the now famous Go-Pro (Long before the Go-Pro was imagined). A PHOTO-POD of mine took my "avatar" high above Telluride, CO.

I think John used his PHOTO-POD to get shots of tandem students flying above the beaches of NC. The students could then buy the photos to show their friends what they had done that summer! :thumbup:

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