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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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.)

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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