Alec Proudfoot's personal project is to build a "Dead Simple Human Powered Airplane" (DaSH PA). This has been his childhood dream, and it's sort of his alternative to investing in a Tesla car. He is taking volunteers to help build (and maybe even fly) the plane. Check out more at http://dashpa.blogspot.com
In this visit we viewed a presentation on the history of human powered flight, and got a detailed look at the construction techniques he is putting into his plane.