Elberta Beach During the Hang Gliding Heydays

November 30, 2010

Elberta Beach During the Hang Gliding Heydays

Elberta Beach During the Hang Gliding Heydays, photo by jimflix!.

As a payback for yesterday’s icy cruelty, here’s a warm remembrance of summer in the 1970s.

Frankfort & Elberta on Lake Michigan was a hang gliding and soaring hotspot in the 1970s and earlier. Here’s a shot of sailplanes in the 1930s, a little Frankfort-Elberta Area Hang Gliding information and a video of present-day hang-gliding at Green Point Dunes. About this photo Jim writes:

Not a lot of beach that year (and the water was high), so there was not a lot of room to land! Then you had to hope folks would Get Out Of The Way! (And usually they did, as they were mostly hang gliding families or followers.)

Taken at the Elberta beach on Lake Michigan in the late 1970s

Check it out big as the sky and see more in his Hang gliding and hang gliders slideshow!

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