Francis Rogallo​

Hang Gliding
Inducted: 1987
  • Born in Sanger, CA, 1912; longtime resident of Kitty Hawk, NC 
  • Inventor of the flexible-wing hang glider
  • As staff member of NASA, received patent in 1951 for glider, the result of aerodynamics research
  • Holder of 25 patents
  • Member Hang Gliding Hall of Fame
  • Died in 2009