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On this day: First anniversary of Solar Impulse 2’s historic three-day solar-powered flight across the Atlantic

On this day in history, 23 June: Solar Impulse 2 successfully completed the world’s first solar-powe...

On This Day in History: Female-Powered Flight Took Off

Thirty years ago, on 21 January 1987, American triathlete Lois McCallin set three women's world reco...

Electric-flight record heralds new era of aviation

Walter Extra, the famous aerobatics pilot behind the Extra series of aerobatic planes, has set a FAI...

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...

CIACA goes ahead with smartflyerchallenge

CIACA goes ahead with smartflyerchallenge

The future is electric: Not only on the ground, in the air as well. Electric driven planes are already reality.To support the electrical mobility in....

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 Electric-flight record heralds new era of aviation

Electric-flight record heralds new era of aviation

Walter Extra, the famous aerobatics pilot behind the Extra series of aerobatic planes, has set a FAI world record in the new field of Electric-powered....

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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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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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Browse the list of Amateur-built Aircraft Events.

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CIACA Awards

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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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