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01 Sep 2009 1
Southern Shores, North carolina 2
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Person:
Francis M Rogallo 2
Age in 1930: 18 2
Birth:
Estimated Birth Year: 1912 2
Death:
01 Sep 2009 1
Southern Shores, North carolina 1
Cause: Natural 1
Residence:
Place: FRESNO County, California 2
From: 1930 2
Enumeration District: SANGER CITY 2
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Aeronautical engineer who was considered the father of modern hang gliding 3
Education:
Institution: Stanford University 3
Place: Stanford, CA 94305 3
To: 1935 3

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Rogallo retired in 1970 and chose to move near Kitty Hawk, N.C., where the Wright brothers pioneered powered, manned flight. He had once met Orville Wright, in 1939.

About once a month, until his 80th birthday, Rogallo would drive five miles to Jockey's Ridge State Park and fly his red-and-white hang glider. The only time he was ever hurt hang gliding, he later recalled, was when someone else crashed into him.

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