ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
August 23, 1977
The First Kremer Prize is Won by Bryan Allen by
Piloting the Human Powered Aircraft Gossamer Condor
Over a One Mile Course
On this day in 1977, the first Kremer Prize was won by an amateur cyclist and hang-glider pilot Bryan Allen for
piloting the human powered aircraft, Gossamer Condor, over a one mile figure-eight course.
The aircraft which was created by Dr. Paul MacCready and D. Peter Lissaman, was a flying wing with a gondola for
the pilot. Unlike previous human powered aircraft, the Gossamer Condor was able to take off under human power
rather than by catapult.