Magazine article Sunset

Bird's-Eye View

Magazine article Sunset

Bird's-Eye View

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Michael Oenevan, 26, of Berkeley, views the coast from the of his hang glider. What's it really like to soar with the eagles?

HOW'D YOU GET HERE? My dad owns a hang gliding shop. My parents met when my mom wanted to learn hang gliding. I guess you could say it's in my genes.

FIRST TRIP UP? I was io, and very nervous, 2,000 feet up over Mission Ridge in Fremont, California. I've been teaching hang gliding since I was 21.

HARD T? LEARN? It's like learning to ski - you start with the bunny hill and work your way up. People are always nervous at first, but as long as you aren't closing your eyes in fear, you can progress to the next level.

A GOOD SPORT TOR A LONER? It's actually very communal. We have flyins where we all gather. And let's face it, you usually land somewhere else from where you launched, so you always at least need a driver.

BEST PLACE TO HANG I love flying on the coast off Fort Funston in San Francisco. …

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