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It happens today. 12 May 2011: first human-powered rotorcraft record celebrates 5 years anniversary -VIDEO

Lausanne, Switzerland - For 4.2 seconds in College Park, MD (USA) by a biology student and female pilot

On 12 May 2011, biology student and female pilot Judith Wexler flew the human-powered helicopter “Gamera I” for 4.2 seconds in College Park, MD (USA), thus setting the first ever FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale) world record in this type of aircraft. The “Gamera Project” was introduced to try and achieve the dream of human-powered hovering flight. No less than fifty graduate and underg...

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