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Formula 1 engineer wins Icarus Cup 2013

5th August 2013

It's taken 8 years and £8,000 to achieve his childhood dream of flying an aircraft built and powered by himself but on Sunday 28 July 2013, David Barford won the Royal Aeronautical Society 2013 Icarus Cup for Human Powered Flight.

Betterfly in flight at Sywell Aerodrome, courtesy of Ian Johnson
Betterfly in flight at Sywell Aerodrome,
courtesy of Ian Johnson

David won a Professional Aerospace watch, courtesy of the event sponsor Breitling, while his Team Betterfly, comprising supportive members of his and co-pilot, Paul Wales', family, took away the Icarus Cup trophy. In second place was Mike Truelove followed by Robin Kraike in third place, both pilots with Team Airglow, winners of the 2012 Icarus Cup.

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