Backside of Mauna Kea 1994. First paragliding flight Mauna Kea, Hawaii

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.