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Human-Powered Flight Competition Underway in UK

Human-Powered Flight Competition Underway in UK

People can go along to watch those magnificent men in their flying machines – but with a difference. The Royal Aeronautical Society is holding its second Icarus Cup competition at Sywell Aerodrome near Northampton, England, until Sunday.

The competition, which is for human-powered aircraft, attracts teams from around the country who have to complete a series of challenges including a 200-meter sprint race, a 1-kilometer race, a slalom course, a take-off performance and landing accuracy task and try to complete a triangular course. Flying takes place every day, weather permitting, between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.; entry to watch is free.

The competition is organised by the Human Powered Aircraft Group of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

For the complete story by Janet Bew of the Northamptonshire Telegraph, click here.

Photo via the Northamptonshire Telegraph

Updated: July 25, 2013 — 10:49 AM

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