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Done! Solar Impulse 2 completes First Round-The-World Solar Flight and writes Aviation History!

They did it! After over 12 years of research and design, Swiss pioneers Dr. Bertrand Piccard (Initia...

Solar Impulse 2 closes in on Circumnavigation with Cairo Arrival!

On its historical journey around the world, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the solar airplane of Swiss pi...

Solar Impulse 2 on penultimate journey to Egypt!

André Borschberg took off for his last flight on the adventurous trip around the world in a solar ai...

Bertrand Piccard is on his way back to Europe!

Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard is following Charles Lindbergh’s path as he took off from JFK Inte...

Real-life ‘Daedalus’ unveils plaque to historic human-powered flight

Kanellos Kanellopoulos, a Greek cycling champion who became a record-breaking aviator, has unveiled ...

Solar Impulse 2 completes short hop to Pennsylvania

The Swiss-made solar plane Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) with Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard in the pilot...

Done!  Solar Impulse 2 completes  First Round-The-World Solar Flight and wr....

Done! Solar Impulse 2 completes First Round-The-World Solar Flight and wr....

They did it! After over 12 years of research and design, Swiss pioneers Dr. Bertrand Piccard (Initiator, Chairman and Pilot) and André Borschberg (Co....

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Solar Impulse 2 closes in on Circumnavigation with Cairo Arrival!

Solar Impulse 2 closes in on Circumnavigation with Cairo Arrival!

On its historical journey around the world, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the solar airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg ....

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Solar Impulse 2 on penultimate journey to Egypt!

Solar Impulse 2 on penultimate journey to Egypt!

André Borschberg took off for his last flight on the adventurous trip around the world in a solar airplane at 06:20 CET, (04:20 UTC, 00:20 Local Time....

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Bertrand Piccard’s New York - Seville Flight:  Performance Notifications ....

Bertrand Piccard’s New York - Seville Flight: Performance Notifications ....

The FAI has received the following performance notifications from the Solar Impulse team, following Bertrand Piccards’s flight from New York (JFK In....

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Bertrand Piccard is on his way back to Europe!

Bertrand Piccard is on his way back to Europe!

Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard is following Charles Lindbergh’s path as he took off from JFK International Airport in order to cross the Atlantic....

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12 May 2011: First Human-Powered Rotorcraft Record  Celebrates 5 Years Anni....

12 May 2011: First Human-Powered Rotorcraft Record Celebrates 5 Years Anni....

On 12 May 2011, biology student and female pilot Judith Wexler flew the human-powered helicopter “Gamera I” for 4.2 seconds in College Park, MD (U....

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8 July 2010: Borschberg Breaks  the First Solar-Powered Aeroplane Records O....

8 July 2010: Borschberg Breaks the First Solar-Powered Aeroplane Records O....

Five years ago today, Swiss pilot André Borschberg landed the zero-fuel aircraft Solar Impulse HB-SIA after a 26h 10m 19s flight from and to Payerne,....

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Electrically- and Solar-powered Aircraft

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Since a couple of years the FAI Homebuilt Aircraft Commission has been monitoring the developing movement of Electrically- and solar-powered aircraft.

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FAI Amateur-built Aircraft awards are given to amateur aircraft builders who display exceptional skill and effort in the design or restoration of aircraft.

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