The DaSH PA project focuses on creating an efficient human-powered airplane. The pilot essentially acts as a cyclist to power the lightweight and efficient plane. In just two minutes, you can see this pilot traveled just under half a mile.
In Japan, this guy decided to fly with the help of a mechanical grabber. The guy hops on a plank of wood and the grabber quickly spins around. The whole idea looks like fun but you can hear the guy even mentions that it's dangerous.