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Pedalling purposefully skyward: Human powered aircraft at UK universities

The Engineer
Manned flight carries obvious risks that no other form of transport entails, and a century of air travel has built up an intense regulatory framework which guarantees a status quo of safe, familiar technology, but stifles the playful engineering ...

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Two years later, his team created the Gossamer Albatross, a 70-pound craft with a 96-foot wingspan that achieved the first-known human-powered flight across the English Channel. It sits in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

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THE FIRST MAN-powered flight occurred on this day in 1977. In California, Bryan Allen pedaled the 70-pound Gossamer Condor for a mile at a “minimal altitude of two pylons” in a flight certified by the Royal Aeronautical Society of Britain, winning a ...

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... story goes that industrialist Henry Kremer, under the auspices of the Royal Aeronautical Society, created a contest to see who could fly a human powered aircraft in a figure-eight around two markers a half-mile apart; in 1973, Bryan Allen flew the ...

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