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Human Powered Aircraft

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The Southampton University Human Powered Aircraft (SUHPAC) has its roots all the way back to 1961 where the University first manufactured and flew the world's first official human powered aircraft.

In 2011, the SUHPA group design project (GDP) was initiated by Dr. Alexander Forrester as the 50th Anniversary of Southampton University's Man Powered Aircraft. The society was revived in late 2017, and is currently engaged in the restoration and upgrade of the old aircraft. .


Membership Information

These are the current membership plans offered by Human Powered Aircraft, although many groups offer a free period for new members to try out their group.

  • Year Membership (£5)
    Official member of the society for a year.
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This Years Committee

All student groups within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Human Powered Aircraft this year are:

  • Matthew Edgson
    Event and Social Manager
  • Zachary Tait
    President
  • James Hardacre
    Publicity Officer
  • Tatjana Mandil
    Secretary and Outreach
  • Matteo Trombini
    Treasurer
  • Euan French
    Vice-President
  • Matthew Potts
    Welfare Officer

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