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Old 08-03-2010, 16:45   #1
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Commander Bill King, Solo Circumnavigator and Living Legend

Delighted to stumble across a wiki page on the great man who is still going strong as he heads for his 100th birthday cake later this year

I purchased one of his books "The Wheeling Stars" some time ago and was delighted to read in the intro that he had taken up hang-gliding with a first flight from a 10,000 foot peak in the French Alps at the age of seventy-eight! Respect!!
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Good for him! There is always that fine line between brave and crazy. It sounds though like he is on the right side of the fence.

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Delighted to read "living legend" , I read his bio when he was 80.... , and although men of that caliber last long I though he was gone already.
Respect and admiration , I hope someone will throw him a proper party
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