Cloudsuck: The Life and Death Struggle for the Hang Gliding World Record

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Davis Straub tells the story of the dramatic 10-year race to fly “farther than anyone has ever gone in a hang glider.” From the historic 1990 flight that first broke the 300-mile barrier, through ten years of adventure and challenge, this is a first-hand account of the driven individuals who struggled against each other and against nature to set the next hang gliding world distance record. We follow them from the northwest Colorado wilderness and across the rugged New Mexico desert to the plains of Australia and the Florida swamps. We share the exhilaration of soaring at 10,000 feet on a tiny unpowered craft light enough to carry on your shoulder. We feel the thrill of racing against the world’s best, and the shock of loss in two tragic accidents. Ultimately the trail leads to south Texas, where painstaking analysis of weather patterns finally pays off for a small group of pioneering pilots – and the story begins again.
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Hang Ventures Publishing, Pensacola, Florida
October 1, 2011
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