Eipper-Formance Cumulus 10

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Boeing Aviation Hangar

From 1973 to 1976, a number of technical innovations rapidly transformed the basic flexible-wing hang glider from a simple and frequently dangerous aircraft with mediocre performance into a glider that performed better and was safer to fly. Richard Eipper, an early hang glider pioneer, contributed to this important transformation. His Eipper-Formance Company developed and marketed a highly successful series of fleixible and rigid-wing hang gliders during the 1970s. The National Air and Space Museum's Cumulus 10 is a flexible-wing design from this period.