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Trivia Question for June 12, 2014 – Human Powered Flight

Gossamer AlbatrossOn this date in history, June 12, 1979, the first successful crossing of the English Channel in a human-powered aircraft took place.  Bryan Allen flew the Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel powered only by the pilot pedaling a bicycle-like contraption that drove a large two-bladed propeller.

QUESTION:

How long did it take to fly across the English Channel in the first human-powered aircraft?

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