Pacific Airwave Model 89 Kiss

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Pacific Airwave
Markings
Pacific Airwave, 1991
Designation
Model 89
Serial Number
KM92514

Pacific Airwave Model 89 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. K-series gliders dominated the California Coastal Races in the early 1990s as well.

Specifications
Wingspan 34 ft
Weight 67 lbs
Crew 1