The Life and Death Struggle for the Hang Gliding World Record
By Davis Straub
Cloudsuck comes in two formats. A hardcopy (paperback) book and a PDF-formatted and password-protected ebook that you can read on your computer with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
I wrote Cloudsuck to appeal both to a broad audience interested in adventure writing and to those who have imagined what it would be like to take flight on their own, perhaps as they have already done in their dreams. It tells the gripping story of the decade-long effort that lead up to the shattering of the hang gliding distance record in Zapata, Texas, in July, 2000. Through this story the general reader can feel what it's like to be a cross country hang glider pilot flying over 300 miles in a ten hour flight.
Cloudsuck also appeals to members of the hang gliding community as a story of adventure and struggle in the extreme regions of cross country hang gliding.
You can download the Preface, Table of Contents, and First Chapter in PDF format by right clicking here. The file is 450 kb.
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