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Gossamer Odyssey
The story of the evolution of the Gossamer Albatross, the first aircraft to cross the English Channel by pedal power alone, achieved finally by Bryan Allen on 12 June 1979, to win (another) Kremer prize.
Great - really good story of lots of human endeavour, against the odds, with lots of aero engineering - there's even an aerofoil section/chord chart thingy! Slightly annoying American style in some of the writing, but on the whole pretty exciting - the actual Channel attempt is terrific - will he make it...!?!?!
Score: 8
Published: 2004
Read: May 11th 2008