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2012-07-08 23:00:16

Never in the history of flight has a pilot flown 475 miles using only the sun and a small wing attached to their body. Zapata, TX (PRWEB) July 08, 2012 Dustin Martin, US Hang Gliding Champion, and Jonny Durand, an Australian RedBull athlete, smashed the World Hang Gliding Open Distance record with a powerless flight of over 474 miles from Zapata, Texas, to east of Lubbock. The previous record had been set almost a decade ago by Austrian world champion, Manfred Ruhmer, who flew 435 miles,...

2008-08-25 03:00:25

By Joe Nelson SAN BERNARDINO - A plan to build nearly 1,000 tract homes, townhomes and flats on a 404-acre swath of the foothills above Cal State San Bernardino has environmentalists and hang-gliding enthusiasts worried. For 15 years, Los Angeles-based Inland Communities Corp. has been trying to develop the site neighboring Andy Jackson Airpark northwest of the university. Members of the Crestline Soaring Society, a group of hang- gliding aficionados who use the airpark regularly, say...

2008-08-25 03:00:25

By Joe Nelson SAN BERNARDINO - A plan to build nearly 1,000 tract homes, townhomes and flats on a 404-acre swath of the foothills above Cal State San Bernardino has environmentalists and hang-gliding enthusiasts worried. For 15 years, Los Angeles-based Inland Communities Corp. has been trying to develop the site neighboring Andy Jackson Airpark north of the university. Members of the Crestline Soaring Society, a group of hang- gliding aficionados who use the airpark regularly, said...

2008-08-19 09:00:34

By Rebecca Palmer Deseret News The closing of SunCrest Market in Draper is the latest and most visible sign of trouble for the bankrupt Traverse Ridge development. The shop, which had been the sole public meeting place for hundreds of residents on the mountaintop, closed indefinitely on Saturday. The store will remain closed at least until a new developer buys the property. SunCrest was hailed as a mountaintop escape from the polluted valleys below, but now its residents will have to...

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2008-02-07 17:05:00

Southeast Asian colugo could help researchers understand evolution of gliding and flight Berkeley -- The "flying" lemur of Malaysia is the champion of all gliding mammals, able to drop from the forest canopy, glide more than the length of two football fields, execute 90-degree turns and then alight gently on a tree trunk. Researchers in Singapore, the United Kingdom and at the University of California, Berkeley, are discovering how these animals move with the help of a miniature backpack...


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