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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph article dated May 23, 1963 partially reads, "Only the quiet sound of rushing air bothers the solitude of a group of persons who have truly found a way 'to get away from it all.' They are the sailplane pilots of Southern California, and their world of solitude and silence is the unstable sky above the deserts of Antelope Valley. With only eagles and hawks as flying partners, these adventure-seeking purists of flying can stay in the air 8 hours or more, and easily reach altitudes of more than 10,000 feet." A ground crew can be seen rolling sailplane to flight line on its single wheel.; See image #00118679 for additional photo in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00118678 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d022_f27_i1 CARL0005379379 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/52421
Gliders (Aeronautics)--California--El Mirage Air pilots--California--El Mirage Airplanes--California--El Mirage Men--California--El Mirage El Mirage (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs