Designation: Model 89

Pacific Airwave Kiss

Pacific Airwave Model 89 Magic Kiss

A picture of the Pacific Airwave Model 89 Magic Kiss

Pacific Airwave’s K-series of gliders are high performance hang-gliders intended for use in competitions.  In 1989, the year the Magic Kiss was released, pilots flying them won the European, World, and Women’s Hang Gliding Championships.  The same year Kevin Christoperson set the then world record for distance in a hang glider of 287.5 miles.  The K-series gliders dominated the California Coastal Races in the early 1990s as well. 

Wingspan 34 ft


Length 154 ft 6 in.

Sail Area

Weight 67 lbs


Max. Speed 130-210 lbs

Pilot Weight

Crew 1


Pacific Airwave

Pacific Airwave, 1991

Model 89

Serial Number

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