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Favorite KHK Memory – Hang Gliding Changed My Life

2012 October 12
by Kitty Hawk Kites Supporter

I was diagnosed with type I diabetes in 1983. For years I wanted to fly but was unable due to the fact I could not pass a flight medical exam. One day a military pilot made me aware of Section 103 of the AIM/FAR. This section allows anyone to fly ultra light aircraft. After looking at a few schools and taking into account my lifelong admiration of the Wright Brothers, there was no other choice but KHK. My first demo flight was one of the greatest moments of my life. Everyday out on the dune was a unique and thrilling experience. Growing into a pilot day after day on the dune was the most rewarding thing I will ever do. Being able to walk in the footsteps of the Wrights and then to follow them in the air was simply incredible. The day I was awarded my Hang one and I could finally call myself a pilot was the proudest of my life. My sense of accomplishment was overwhelming. I truly became a new persont that day. I cannot express my gratitude to Bruce and the staff of KHK for helping me realize my life’s ambition after years of frustration and disappointment. I’m a Dune Goon for life!!!



I’m really looking forward to returning to fly the Wright 1902 glider. I can’t wait!

William Scott Blake
USHPA Pilot #72673

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