Bryan Allen

po_Allen-BryanBryan L. Allen is a self-taught hang glider pilot and bicyclist. He achieved fame when he piloted the aircraft that won the first two Kremer prizes for human-powered flight, the Gossamer Condor (1977) and Gossamer Albatross (1979). He later set world distance and duration records in a small pedal-powered blimp named “White Dwarf.” As of 2013, he is employed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, working as a software engineer in the area of Mars exploration. Allen attended the Tulare Union High School in Tulare, California, College of the Sequoias, and Cal State Bakersfield.