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Images Dated 23rd February 1971

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John, proving that flying is no Pushover. Student John Lavery was all ready for take-off Featured 23 Feb 1971 Print

John, proving that flying is no Pushover. Student John Lavery was all ready for take-off

John, proving that flying is no Pushover. Student John Lavery was all ready for take-off in his home-made, pedal-powered "aircraft" on Sunday (21-2-71). But minutes later his hopes of a £10,000 aviation prize took a temporary nosedive. A gust of wind made the machine keel over - before it was even airborne. John, 19, and four fellow students are bidding for a prize offered by the Royal Aeronautical Society for the first man-powered flight over one mile. The trial run - in the Lancaster University car park-ended when the pram-wheeled undercarriage buckled as the "aircraft" veered off course. The attempt was part of the university's Rag Week activities. Our Picture Shows; John prepares for take-off. February 1971 P001007

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