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Name: Site of the Flight of the Gossamer Condor
Site Number: #923
Date Visited: 02/14/2016
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 176 Vultee St, Shafter, CA 93263
Coordinates35.5001509,-119.1817496
Website: N/A

Description: This plaque at Shafter Airport commemorates the world’s first man-powered flight to complete the Kremer Circuit, August 23, 1977. The circuit, a figure eight around two pylons one-half mile apart, was completed in six minutes, twenty-two seconds. The plane was designed by Dr. Paul MacCready, Jr. and flown by Bryan Allen. A cash prize of 50,000 pounds was awarded by the Royal Aeronautical Society, London, England.