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Members of WWRA
Anyone at any age or make in
any nation may consider themselves a wing runner
(virtual, actual, potential, master, dreamer, etc.).
Joining is by
way of self affirmation privately
Historical honorary members are named when there is good evidence of their
having done substantial wing running; we append "Pending affirmation" for
honorees that are living and have not yet affirmed acceptance or not to
WWRA. Nominations are welcome.
- Otto Lilienthal for running their very early
small non-flying wing on their way to solving gliding flight for humans.
1862 Lilienthal Brothers'
as shown in book by Stephan
- Gustav Lilienthal for running their very
early small non-flying wing
- Richard Miller for running many wings and
training other wing runners, primarily as preamble for launching and
landing hang gliders. He was also a sailplane wing runner and pilot.
Former editor of Soaring magazine.
- Percy Pilcher of running the Hawk
- Art Bean who ran many sorts of wings, many historical hang
gliders including his own built replicas of an Otto Lilienthal, a John
J. Montgomery; he also ran his own Bean's Bird. Some of his wing running
resulted in launching into personal free flight with some wing running
in the landing sequences
- Frank Colver for running many wings.
Consider the many wing runs of his SkySail. And he introduced wing
running to many others. Over a span of 41 years he did wing running!
- (Pending affirmation honoree): _________________
- Tony Prentice (aka ARP)
who well ran wings in the early 1960s to effect changes in his own and
others' wing lives. Watch some of his wing running:
- (Nominated: pending
affirmation) Terry Sweeney whose wing
running spectacularly represented part of the emerging hang gliding
scene. See some of his wing running:
- (Honoree, pending
affirmation) Joe Greblo is known in part for
his wing-running landing-of-hang-gliders tactic.
WindSports He has been a
wing runner in several ways for at least 40 years.
- Pere Casellas has done considerable wing running with a wide
variety of wings, mostly in preamble to launching hang gliders.
I also really identified in this category. Certainly, I spend lots
of time running and playing with the wings on the ground!
See one example of his wing
running at the preamble to a flight in his single-skin
- (Honoree, pending
affirmation) Jonathan M. Dietch runs wings in
his launch-to-flight and sometimes in his landing from flight of hang
gliders. He was a pioneer in skateboard sailing. Innovative hang glider
designer, builder, pilot. He has expressed some special challenges in
wing running. His video channel and web photos are extensive. To
clear landing zones, he sometimes runs wings across fields.
- (Honoree, pending
affirmation) Greg DeWolf runs wings in
two ways probably four days a week in order to train others on wing
running and wing flying. Want to wing run and fly in the same day?
WindSports In some first
flights of his students, he wing runs while the student wing flies the
- Bob Kuczewski of Little Hawk wing-running fame
May 28, 2012 [[ See USHawks discussion thread:
Wing Running (WR).]]
"Wing Runner of the Little Hawk class."
[[2011, this member introduced wing running to very many people
throughout the United States, including classes of students.]]
Here's a list of topics featuring Little Hawk (in chronological order):
- Neil Larson (wing runner of Little Hawk, a contemporary wing
in Classroom: Neil Larson and Bob Kuczewski
See also: ________ His seminal idea for a marker and his several
year project to have a marker installed in Newport Beach City at a park
in view of the great
Meet (where wing running was VERY prevalent came to fruition in
2012; at a reunion and celebration of the marker in May 2012, several
people did Little Hawk wing running. Neil's project gained
the collaboration of a team; the marker celebrates the birth of the
modern competitive sport of hang gliding. At the San Miguel Park there
will not be permitted full-on hang gliding, but there will be wing
running spawned by the marker. Thanks, Neil, for your initiative and
hard and long work; you amassed a team and your concept came to be. May
your wing runs in life put you into lighter ways by way of the lift
gained from your wing runs making flow over your carried wings.
- Joe Faust May 26, 2012
- Honorary life member of WWRA:
Joseph Birk, installed into WWRA on Feb. 5, 2014.
His lifetime of inspiring youth in the most eco-friendly manner
establishes Joseph Birk
as a 5 Star, Top Tier, bona fide, enthusiast of kiting anf human-powered
- nature birds and insects and seeds, smoke, yearning, wing runners,
kite, tower jumpers, balloons, rockets, gliders, powered flight,
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