Leeside of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. First Paraglider Launch. Joachim Hagemann 1994
First flight off the backside of Mauna Kea in 1994 facing
Mauna Loa. Pilot: Joachim Hagemann. Glider: Mirage 26.
Follow the line of craters down, the wind will be most likely strong trades from the E. (left) at lower elevation.Very turbulent flights, 1200 f/m up or down, landing area is all the way to the valley floor by the intersection of
Saddle Rd and Observatory Rd.