Meeting Francis Rogallo

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the SHV Francis Rogallo was honored as the inventor of delta-flying. When meeting him and and his wife in Valais in 1994 I showed him the versatility of the Skywing. He was very impressed by the recently developed Skywings and paraglides. His daughter was able to enjoy a tandem flight.

Jacques and Bertrand Piccard and Dieter Strasilla at a banquet in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the SHV-FSVL in Valais. Father Jaqcues explored the deep sea whereas Bertrand flew kites, later on balloons; eventually he made a spectacular balloon voyage around the world.