September 6, 2007

Dr. Paul MacCready - September 25, 1925 - August 28, 2007

September 6, 2007

Mountainfilm bids farewell to aviation pioneer Dr. Paul MacCready who died on August 28th, 2007. His leadership in the aeronautical world has given us hope for the future of transportation utilizing renewable energy sources like human and solar power. As early as 1977 Dr. MacCready was pioneering human powered aircraft with his Gossamer Condor and, at the time of his death, he had made leaps forward in sustained solar powered flights.

In 2007 Mountainfilm invited Dr. MacCready to participate in our Energy Symposium and, although Dr. MacCready was unable to attend, he provided insight and ideas that helped us develop one of our most successful symposiums to date.

Dr. MacCready truly represents the Indomitable Spirit that we celebrate through Mountainfilm and we are all truly inspired to have had the opportunity to get to know Dr. MacCready - if only for a short while.

Posted by Justin Clifton