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Richard Miller became interested in soaring after WW II, eventually becoming the editor for Soaring Magazine. In 1967 he published "Without Visible Means of Support" which inspired many to consider new forms of flight.
Although not the first to foot launch a Rogallo flexible wing hang glider, he influenced many people with his interest and accomplishments in low speed flight. Richard is considered by many to be the "Godfather" of hang gliding.
In the early 1960's he became interested in Eastern religions and philosophies, incorporating these principals into his flight dreams, visions and experiments.
Richard died homeless in Santa Cruz, California, in January of 2004.