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David Barish 1921-2009

by Wendy Barish


This is the inventor of the Barish Sailwing, often referred to as the Forgotten Father of Paragliding.

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Correction
by: Wendy Barish

Just to clarify. David Barish was my father, not my husband. The lovely lady by his side in this photo is his wife, Johanna.

(Fixed... My apologies! T.P.)

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Very Fitting
by: Tim P.

Thanks Wendy. Very fitting indeed that David is remembered on this site.

In fact, the sail-wing exploits of David Barish have already been given a mention in my page on the history of paragliding. See the section titled '60s: The NASA Connection'.

There you go all you young guns out there - this is where it all started!

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