Testing a human-powered plane

The dream of flying has always captivated humans and, while aircraft and other machines have made this possible, some have not totally given up on the idea of human-powered flight.

This is actually what Jem Stansfield, presenter of the BBC’s “Bang Goes the Theory” has achieved. Assisted by an exoskeleton and using only the impulse generated by pedalling, he has managed to take up and stay in the air for a few seconds in a test flight conducted at Lasham aerodrome, in the UK.

bang_jem_inair_500-thumb-500x333-93249.jpgIf you wish to see a video of how this happened, you can find it on the BBC website.



About Miquel Ros

Content Editor at Flightglobal and long-time aviation blogger (http://allplane.blogspot.com)

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