Paul MacCready

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Birthday
29, 1925
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Aug 28, 2007 (81)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
29, 1925
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Aug 28, 2007 (81)

About

Aeronautical engineer best remembered as the founder of the technology company AeroVironment. He won the first-ever Kremer Prize for designing a human-powered aircraft in 1977.

Before Fame

He was a pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Trivia

He was the first American to become the World Soaring Champion, winning three Richard C. du Pont Memorial Trophies as the winner of the U.S. National Open Class Soaring Championship.

Family Life

He was married to Judy Leonard.

Associated With

He received the Howard Hughes Memorial Trophy from the Aero Club of Southern California in January 1999.