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Flight of the Gossamer Condor

USA, 1978 (MIFF 1979)

Director: Ben Shedd

Ingenuity, perseverance and unflagging optimism won for Dr Paul McGrady the coveted £50 000 Kremer prize for designing the first man-powered airplane to fly a mile-long figure-eight course.

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