• Short Summary

    An Aussie man uses a speed boat to tow him on a hang glider over a lake.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material -

    Title reads: "Go Fly A Kite". Australian voiceovered newsreel material.

    An Aussie man uses a speed boat to tow him on a hang glider over a lake.

    Toukley, Australia.

    VS On the beach the giant kite being assembled. VS Of Bill Moyes with kite being pulled by speedboat. His ski-kite begins to life him off and he goes into the air 850 feet.

    (Comb. F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 14/05/1967.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:17:00 / 01:06:12:00
    UN 4263 H

Comments (1)

  1. Graeme Henderson says

    The glider was built by Aerostructures, built under license to John Dickenson. It has been identified by Mike Burns, who with Dick Swinbourne owned Aerostructures, and by John Dickenson after I sent them the links to this video. Bill Moyes bought the glider from Mike Burns. It is identifiable by the round bouys on the control frame and the three delta symbols on the wings near the tips. Bill Moyes was either the seventh or eight person to successfully fly the modern hang glider, following Rod Fuller, John Dickenson, Ron Nickel, Ray Leighton, John Revelle, and a man who's name has been lost to us who came from the Taree area. Ron Nickel had been flying regularly as part of a water ski show near Tweed Heads in NSW since 1964. Bill Moyes was the most adventurous pilot and his activity with the wing, soaring it, flying from mountains and along with fellow Australian Bill Bennett flying around the world led to the modern sport of hang gliding. Its design was erroneously credited to Rogallo.

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