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WINGS first appeared via the BHGA (British Hang Gliding Association) as it was christened in Dec 1974
After the successful meeting at Birmingham towards the end of 1974, that saw the birth of the British Hang Gliding Association. It also saw the winding up of the NHGA and the BKSA [National Hang Gliding Association and the British Kite Soaring Association). Their respective magazines, the 'Flypaper', and 'Sailwing', were merged into one magazine and re-named “Wings”. Nick Regan having been named as the Editor and Dave Tait his co-editor, together they produced the very first issue of 'Wings' in January 1975. Below is a selection of the front covers the magazine.
All the following magazines come from a collection belonging to Mark Woodhams.
Numbers 1 to 31 are photos in jpg format, while the others are in PDF format. From number 32 onward the Wings magazine format was enlarged to A4 size, these are all in PDF files.