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These guys now hold the world record for sustained human powered flight. I'm impressed but at the same time that was a car pulling the plane in the beginning. I would think that should be against the rules of 'human powered' flight.
In 2006, the Swiss pilot Yves Rossy became the first and only man in the history of aviation to fly with a jet-propelled wing, and still is to this day.
The American Helicopter Society's offered a $250,000 award for any self-propelled helicopter that completes a 60 second flight. These guys come close setting a new world record, but missing the prize by 20 seconds.
For the first time since its introduction in 1980, the $250000 Sikorsky Prize for a human-powered helicopter flight has actually been awarded.
50 mph in 1/5 of a second 175 ft flight 70 ft high
These guys jump off a mountain with wingsuits and fly downward just a few feet off the ground. The slightest wrong movement and it would be a certain death.
This incredible aircraft accidents video shows the evidence of both human and animal accidents on airplanes. From bird strikes to simple user error these crumbled noses, destroyed wings, and lost engines to simple parking errors these crashes can gr...
Man has tried for hundreds of years to mimic a bird's wing flaps to achieve flight. In the process we have developed infinitely more efficient ways to fly, but it's kinda cool to see someone finally figure out this one.
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