UNDER THE RAINBOW: A DISCOVERY OF PARAGLIDING
As close as you'll get to flying without wings
by Richard Bach

June 1992
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Richard Bach, longtime general aviation pilot, famed novelist, and aviation writer, published an article on paragliding in the June 1992 issue of the AOPA Pilot, the monthly publication of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The article spanned 10 pages and included eight full-color photographs. Bach is best known for his book-writing prowess, particularly for "Jonathan Livingston Seagull." His other books were "Biplane," "One," "Stranger to the Ground," "Nothing by Chance," "Illusions," and "The Bridge Across Forever." As a flyer, he is a commercial pilot and helicopter pilot, with instrument, seaplane, multiengine, and glider ratings,

Bach, who learned how to fly a paraglider in 1991, wrote the AOPA Pilot article about his experiences as a student of Mike Eberle of North American Paragliding in Washington state. Bach has since traveled about the country on paragliding adventures and has flown at many different sites.