By way of the awesome AfriGadget site comes this Wired story about a paraglider builder/flier from South Africa:
Cyril is the only black South African currently registered with the sport’s ruling body. And it all started with a glider he made from plastic bags, purloined rope and baling wire, a glider that flew — sort of — though it both amazed and horrified the professional paragliders who saw it.
Freedom Flight: Kid’s Homemade Paraglider Leads to Fame – Link
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