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Seagull Aerosports

Michael Riggs
Michael Riggs is President and Founder of Seagull Aerosports. He holds degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Industrial Design. His experience includes 25 years in consumer product development with annual line responsibilities reaching more than $400 million. He has achieved executive management at the vice president level. He has designed, built and flown several aircraft. In 1969, he founded and operated for nine years what became one of the largest international manufacturers of hang gliders and accessory equipment. In 1981 Riggs designed, built and flew an aircraft prototype intended to fit the then new FAA Part 103 Ultralight Rules. He is a founding member of the United States Hang Gliding Association, and he has served as a director of that organization. He is also the co-founder of the United States Hang Glider Manufacturers Association (HGMA), responsible for establishing aerodynamic and structural standards for hang glider aircraft. He is a highly decorated Army gunship pilot with two Vietnam tours.

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