Ackerman-Blount, joan and Johnson, William Oscasr, “Winning into history,’’
, v68-May 2’88 p32(8)
Report on the historic Daedalus II’s 74 mile flight over the Aegean from viewpoint as athletic triumph.
Ashley, Steven, “88 pound pedal plane,’’
, v230-Feb’87 p70(7).
New technology of aircraft materials makes radical reduction of weight possible.
Barnes-Svarney, Patricia, “Flight attendant McCallin’s expertise crucial to Daedalus,’’
Women’s Sport and Fitness
, v10-Mar’88 p101(1).
Lois McCallin was the one female among the five cyclists trained to fly the Daedalus. Her role was significant for the flight and for women in sports.
Drela, Mark and Langford, John S., “Human-powered flight,’’
Comprehensive article concerning the design of modern human powered aircraft.
“Flights of fancy,’’
, v11-June’88 p2(2).
Photographs of Daedalus II distance record in the Aegaen.
Groman, Christine, “On the wings of mythology,’’
, v131-May2,88 p67(1).
Report on the successful flight by Greek cyclist in the Daedalus II from Crete to island of Santorini.
Grogan, David, “Engineer John Langford and the Daedalus Project fly in the slipstream of a myth,’’
, v29-Feb 29’68 p54(3).
Human interest interview with the director of the MIT project, typical
Langford, John S., “Mach. 03 or bust,’’
, v88-May/June 85 p66(8).
Langford, part of the design team for the Daedalus project describes the drive to set a record for human powered flight.
Peterson, Ivars, “On a wing and a pedal,’’
, v133-April 30’88 p277(1).
Report on the Daedalus II flight.
Redcay, Jim, “Gossamer Albatross—Technological Wonder,’’ Bicycling, v27-Feb’86,p44(2).
Today’s reality of human bicycle powered flight was pure fantasy just 25 years ago. Redcay explains the advances in materials and technology which now make these flights possible.
Redcay, Jim, “The Gossamer Thinker,’’
, v26-May’85, p344(7).
Interview with inventor, design engineer, aeronautical visionary Dr. Paul MacCready.
Siwolop, Sana, “Hot wax! The myth of daaedalus gets put to the test,’’
, v2938-Mar 24’86 p103(1)
MIT and the Smithsonian attempt to trace their journey with a high tech, pedal-powered aircraft.
Science Impact Letter
-Special Report, Vol.1, No. 11, April 1988.
Two page summary of emerging prospects for superlight, pilotless, high attitude aircraft with suggestion that either solar or microwave power will be the technology of the future. Questions about the practicality and viability of such aircraft are raised in the article by current human-power flight experts.
Wegener, Peter P. “The Science of Flight,’’
, Vol. 74, May-June ‘86, pp.268-278.
Concise, illustrated treatment of the fundamentals of flight dynamics by YNHTI Professor Peter Wegener. Highly recommended for teacher background and for study by advanced students.