I used to pilot a CGS Hawk Ultralight single seat airplane. It had a 40 horsepower, 2 stroke engine that sat aft of the cockpit, allowing for great visibility. The aircraft used a military-style stick for control versus the standard yoke found in most civilian aircraft. It got too &%$#@*& expensive to fly (hanger rent, insurance, N-number, A&P inspections, biannual flight reviews, normal aircraft maintenance costs, etc.), so I had to sell it.
CGS Hawk Ultralight Aircraft
CGS Hawk Ultralight Cockpit
Me Flying the CGS Hawk Ultralight
CGS Hawk Ultralight Aircraft Video
My brother flies a paraglider. Here is some early video of his training days when he would literally step of a cliff.
My brother Mike jumping off the training hill
Mike making a perfect landing
Mike being towed at the Balloon Fiesta Park