Authorship Note: Although most pilot reports on ByDanJohnson are…well, by Dan Johnson, this one is not. Our great friend, Dave Higdon, created this flight review and we appreciate his willingness to let us portray it.
The article represents the Cumulus originally made by the first US Aviation, whereas today, the kit is being supplied by Ultralight Soaring Aviation LLC. [Nov. 2008]
Sailplanes, hang gliders and motorgliders suffer in “demonstration mode.” They can’t do what rivets the attention of the crowds: roaring takeoff runs that transition into steep best-angle climbs to pattern altitude before crossing the runway’s departure end.