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Human-powered planes compete in Sywell Aerodrome tournament

The organisers of a week-long competition for human-powered aircraft are hoping the discipline eventually becomes an Olympic sport.

The week-long Icarus Cup at Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire is a chance for pilots to show off their pedalling and flying skills.

A team from Marlborough in Wiltshire have spent years building and perfecting their plane for the tournament.

  • 22 Jul 2018
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