Cork businessman uses an unusual mode of transport to visit his clients.

Tim McGrath doesn't believe in wasting his money on petrol and uses a motorised hang glider to travel to business meetings.

Tim has been a keen hang glider for several years and he’s a prominent member of the Cork Hang Gliding Club.

Tim has now acquired a motor for his kite and is using it to make business calls to various parts of the country. The glider cruises at 30 miles an hour and does almost one hundred miles to the gallon. The only problem is that his clients need to have a field at least fifty yards long so that Tim can land.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 9 September 1981.