Marshall MacCready along with his brothers, Parker and Tyler, are honored and excited to endorse the first human-powered aircraft race in memory of their father, Dr. Paul MacCready. Paul created the first human-powered aircraft to cross the English Channel, the Gossamer Albatross, with the hope his effort would inspire future innovation.
All three MacCready sons were test pilots for several of the Gossamer fleet. On June 12, 1979, MacCready’s wife Judy, and the family watched as Paul’s invention made it successfully across the English Channel to win the Kremer Prize.
Dr. Paul MacCready left behind a family legacy whose mission is to foster inspiration, curiosity, and creativity. Although Paul and Judy cannot witness this monumental challenge, they would be thrilled by such a substantive pioneering event.
The MacCready family will be cheering on everyone!
“I would like to thank all involved with this historic event—here’s to moving forward and inspiring innovation.” —Marshall MacCready