The first British hang glider of modern times was created by a group of six flying enthusiasts in mid 1971. They were ; Geoff McBroom, Les Hockings , Steve Stanwick , Howard Holdie , Tony Gillette and Don Cameron. The first flight was made by Les Hockings at Camlong Down near Dursley. The glide angle was about 3:1 rather than the expected 5:1, however the machine was reported to be easy to fly.
Specification: The First.
Span 26 ft ,Leading edge 20 ft, Sail area 280 sq ft. Calculated performance : Take off speed 15 mph. Min Sink 6 ft/sec at 20 mph.