Icarus' Dream Finally a Reality
September 23, 2010 8:30 AM Subscribe
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The dream of Icarus
has been one shared by many throughout history. University of Toronto Engineering
students made history
this week when they successfully flew a human-powered aircraft with flapping wings continuously. The flight of the Snowbird
is beautiful to watch.
Todd Reichert, a PhD student at the U of T Institute for Aerospace Studies, flew the Snowbird. A representative from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, the world body governing aeronautical records, was present
to witness the event.