Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Extreme hang glider swooping consists of diving as fast as you can at the ground/lake and then using ground effect to keep flying at almost zero altitude as long as possible. It’s dangerous over ground. At competitions, they always have rescue boats on hand but this video was done just for the h*ll of it. BTW, for the fainthearted, who don't "get" rock and roll, there is a sweary word in the music track at about 53 seconds in...
Wolfgang Siess takes it almost to the limit.
Here's another one where Wolfi takes the (unofficial) world record and tops it off by landing on the pontoon.