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Silent sky. Icarus-like; Oscar Boesch of Toronto climbs for the sun; his glider; Wings of Man; wafting on thermal currents. It takes only a $4 tow to get into the air; he says; and he's gone for the day. He's soared to 30;000 feet; and from the Air Sailing Club near Orangeville to Windsor and back; alone except for the rushing winds. Open in full size

Silent sky. Icarus-like; Oscar Boesch of Toronto climbs for the sun; his glider; Wings of Man; wafting on thermal currents. It takes only a $4 tow to get into the air; he says; and he's gone for the day. He's soared to 30;000 feet; and from the Air Sailing Club near Orangeville to Windsor and back; alone except for the rushing winds.

Picture, 1980, English

Silent sky. Icarus-like; Oscar Boesch of Toronto climbs for the sun; his glider; Wings of Man; wafting on thermal currents. It takes only a $4 tow to get into the air; he says; and he's gone for the day. He's soared to 30;000 feet; and from the Air Sailing Club near Orangeville to Windsor and back; alone except for the rushing winds.

Picture, 1980, English

Notes

Air Sailing Club was founded in 1968, near Bellwood Ont.

Caption:

Silent sky. Icarus-like; Oscar Boesch of Toronto climbs for the sun; his glider; Wings of Man; wafting on thermal currents. It takes only a $4 tow to get into the air; he says; and he's gone for the day. He's soared to 30;000 feet; and from the Wing Sailing Club (sic)near Orangeville to Windsor and back; alone except for the rushing winds.

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Aviation - Gliding

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0003503f