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Planes and anniversaries. The longest human-powered flight in history

The 1988 MIT Deadalus project

It is exactly 30 years on 23 April 2018 since Kanellos Kanellopoulos, a Greek cyclist who competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, functioned as human engine for the 1988 MIT Deadalus project, completing a 115.11km flight between the Greek islands of Crete and Santorini. His record-breaking flight – the longest human-powered flight in history – took 3 hours, 54 minutes, and began at 7am...

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