First vertical flight of a human carrying solar-powered vehicle (Gamera-S)

Friday, August 26, 2016



The project was run by the University of Maryland. Pilot Michelle Mahon flew the aircraft for two flights. During these flights the team established two unofficial records of 9 seconds of endurance more than 1ft (30 cm) of altitude.

Source: Gamera Looks to the Sun, AHS Staff, VERTIFLITE November/December 2016, Page 57


Aircraft related to this milestone
UMD Gamera-S