A few days ago on Hospital Hill, I watched, fascinated, as hang-gliding teacher Bob Stewart, of Eco-Flight Hang Gliding in Pelham, taught skills to student Doug Barth. Barth had already flown, if you count piloting a plane. Of course, that counts.
Stewart said he has been teaching since the 1970s, when people just thought he was crazy, he says.
Barth just loves flying, he said, in whatever form.
Barth is at left, Stewart at right, in the photo; Stewart pilots the hang glider