This rare footage was filmed on a Super 8 camera.
The footage of the early hang gliders in Australia was donated to the Melbourne Hang Gliding Club by Mr David John Taylor from Rosebud Victoria.
David also donated the multicolored glider featured in the footage known as "The flying Brick".
Also donated was a treasure trove of memorabilia such as very early issues of Flypaper now know as the bi monthly publication Sky Sailor.
This amazing footage shows the pioneers of the sport who had to teach themselves through trial and error.