Sport: Soaring Ambition

When the wind is right, Herman Stiglmeier and Henry Myers get restless. They are twin brothers* with a twin ambition —to fly a glider longer than anyone else has.

On a blustery morning last week, they piled oranges, raisins, coffee into their two-place glider and took off, towed by a 1942 Chevrolet until their glider was 100 feet in the air. All day they swooped, soared and whirled above the hills of Palos Verdes, Calif, and out over the Pacific Ocean.

Sometimes they fell to a dangerous 200 ft., sometimes they soared as high as 6,000 ft. Once they nearly crashed. When darkness...

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