|In the summer of 1969 Brian Gaskin the founder of Waterbird® began experimenting with ex-military type parachutes. With his boating family of 3 children and passion for flight, Brian wanted to add the thrill of flying to there already fun filled weekends. The design of these ex-military
parachutes meant that they were far from ideal for family use which meant only the
brave at heart could fly, they had after all been designed for free-fall and not
as flying machines.
Brian, decided the only way forward for friends and family to enjoy this new and fun sport was to sit down and design a parachute solely for parasailing. His goal was to design a parachute that could achieve safe and reliable flight, the result;
In the summer of 1974 Waterbird® was born, the first ever "true" dedicated parasail.
The following year "Waterbird® Parakites®" was formed to market and produce
his new innovation.