Quarter Million Dollar Flight of Fancy

Gossamer Wings

Gossamer Wings

Toronto, Thursday, July 11, 2013. Thanks to the Toronto Star and various local television stations, my curiosity has been answered. Back on May 27, 2013 I discovered what looked like wings hanging from the rafters in the hall at the Soccer Centre. Judy Raulik, PHSC Treasurer mentioned them to me  during the show.

The gossamer wings are propeller components of a man-powered helicopter that won the $250,000 Sikorsky prize for the first successful human powered craft. The prize was won by two Toronto U of T engineers Todd Reichert (31) and┬áCameron Robertson (26) – neither was born when the prize was announced in 1980!

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