• Short Summary

    The man who designed the first muscle-powered flying machine to cross the English Channel doubts that his contraption or anything similar will ever "take off" as a sport amongst flying enthusiasts.

  • Description

    The man who designed the first muscle-powered flying machine to cross the English Channel doubts that his contraption or anything similar will ever "take off" as a sport amongst flying enthusiasts. Californian Paul MacCready said this at a news conference in London on Thursday (14 June) with his cyclist-pilot, Bryan Allen. The pair made history on Tuesday (12 June) when Allen pedal - flew the 22 miles (35.4 kilometres) from Folkstone, in southern England, to Cap Gris Nez, in France, in just under three hours.

    SYNOPSIS: At the news conference, MacCready pondered the future of his invention.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8BRPF7BPOI89R8OH8FB1IDD0A
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BRPF7BPOI89R8OH8FB1IDD0A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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