SITE OF THE FLIGHT OF THE GOSSAMER CONDOR

Historical Landmark

Description:
This plaque at Shafter Airport commemorates the world's first man-powered flight to complete the Kremer Circuit, August 23, 1977. The circuit, a figure eight around two pylons one-half mile apart, was completed in six minutes, twenty-two seconds. The plane was designed by Dr. Paul MacCready, Jr. and flown by Bryan Allen. A cash prize of 50,000 pounds was awarded by the Royal Aeronautical Society, London, England.


Registration Date: 10/15/1978

Location:
City: Shafter
County: Kern

Directions:
Entrance to Shafter Airport, Lerdo Hwy, 5 mi E of Shafter


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