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Salient. Victoria University Students Newspaper. Vol. 38, No. 2. March 11, 1975



The last few years has seen the birth of this spectacular sport in New Zealand which offers man a freedom of a type he has never been able to experience before. In a comparatively short time New Zealand hang-glider pilots have achieved a great deal with a world endurance record claimed for a flight of Paekakariki last year and a world distance record claimed for a flight at Raglan this year.

By its very nature hang-gliding it a solitary sport and it very demanding but the rewards are very great for it it man alone versus the elements. For the first time man has nearly as much freedom as a bird and it is very stimulating to watch seagulls and hang-gliders hover in competition above the seashore.

The primary reason why I write this article is to see if there is any feeling around campus to get a hang-gliding club formed. If this idea does tickle anybody's fancy then they could see me at the Studass office or leave names and addresses there.

Kevin Wright Sports Officer