It’s taken 8 years and £8,000 to achieve his childhood dream of flying an aircraft built and powered by himself but on Sunday 28 July 2013, David Barford won the Royal Aeronautical Society Icarus Cup for Human Powered Flight. The competition is sponsored by Breitling.
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There will be no flying during the Saturday evening session at the Royal Aeronautical Society Icarus Cup as wind speeds over Sywell Aerodrome are too strong.
The 9th November, 2961 was the day that Derek Piggott became the first man since Icarus to take off and fly under his own steam. 50 years on and the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Human Powered Aircraft Group are still passionate about achieving recognition for the efforts made by those aeronautical engineering students and are hopeful that it may one day become an Olympic sport.