Hang Gliding & Paragliding Vol38/Iss05 May 2008

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Decades in the life of


n April Fools’ Day, 31 years ago, an almost-middle-aged woman showed up at Golden Sky Sails in Golden, Colorado, for her first-day hang gliding ground school. Instructors Al Godman and Bill Sloatman surely had no idea that this petite student would go on to become one of USHPA’s most deeply involved members. Here, in mostly her own words, is her story.


by Liz Sharp as told to C.J. Sturtevant Photos courtesy Liz Sharp

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