George Steinmetz began his aerial adventures on leave from Stanford in 1979. Thirty one years later he has accumulated thousands of photographs from his flying machine. He showed us a sample here at the Aspen Environment Forum, sponsored by the National Geographic and the Aspen Institute.

The Waw an Namu volcano in S. Libya, A 20K peak in the Himalayas, deserts encroaching on farms in China, immigrant tomato pickers in Saudia Arabia, sand basins in the Sahara- all photographed from a motorized paraglider.

The flying man is determined and creative. He has dodged arrows, fled machine guns, survived crashes, and recovered from severe altitude sickness.

Sorry, I had to remove the photos downloaded from Google images due to copyright protection.


  1. #1 fathers day gifts
    August 7, 2010

    Creative minded persons deserve to be applauded. It’s no joke to spend time getting those superb pictures and show to the world how wonderful mother earth is.

  2. #2 Rocky
    August 1, 2010

    This sounds very interesting wish I could see the pictures. Is there a web site I can go to.

  3. #3 Neng Ayu
    July 30, 2010

    Excellent information – even if you know it all it’s good to be reminded so you can check your account. Thanks for posting this – I have retweeted.

  4. #4 Art
    July 29, 2010

    Interesting guy and beautiful photos. Thanks.

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