The Phoenix VI-B hang glider was designed by Delta Wing Kites & Gliders based in Van Nuys, California, USA in the early 1970s. At this time the firm was owned by Bill Bennett, an Australian who was one of the pioneers of modern hang glider design and construction. The Phoenix VI-B was based on the Phoenix VI with sail design by Dick Boone but incorporated 'Radial Tips' on the sail to improve speed and reduce drag to help prevent stalls and flat spins. It was advertised as being suitable for competition use with good ridge soaring and thermaling capabilities.

This example of a Phoenix VI-B was donated to the Museum in 1980. It carries the registration 'VH-217'

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