The Flight of the Gossamer Condor (1978)

Genres - Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Inventions & Innovations, Vehicles & Transportation  |   Run Time - 27 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Cara Saposnik

On display at the National Air and Space Museum, the Gossamer Condor is the embodiment of a dream. In this Academy Award-winning documentary, the historical and personal success of being able to fly like a bird are seen through the efforts of inventor Dr. Paul MacCready. Filmmaker Ben Shedd follows MacCready, his family, and his team over a period of a year as they attempt to win the Kremer Prize for successful human-powered airplane flight. This is an inspiring and uplifting story filmed as it really happened.