Friday, September 24, 2010

A Canadian Icarus

HPO The Snowbird from U of T Engineering on Vimeo.

Canadian student Todd Reichert, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Aerospace Studies, has made aviation history by becoming the first person to ever fly a human-powered flapping-wing aircraft continuously.

The world-record flight took place Aug. 2 at the Great Lakes Gliding Club in Tottenham, Ont. and was witnessed by the vice-president (Canada) of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale – the world body governing air sports and aeronautical world records.

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