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Bertrand Piccard’s New York - Seville Flight: Performance Notifications Received by FAI

2016 06_23_Solar_Impulse_ATLANTIC_Landing_in_Sevilla_Bertrand_Piccard_and_Andr_Borschberg_Revillard__1398_thumb_2The FAI has received the following performance notifications from the Solar Impulse team, following Bertrand Piccards’s flight from New York (JFK International Airport), USA, to Seville (International Airport), Spain, with the solar-powered aeroplane “Solar Impulse 2”. 

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Bertrand Piccard is on his way back to Europe!

2016 06_20_2016_03_09_Photo_Shooting_BP_Hawaii_Revillard-17_1_thumbSwiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard is following Charles Lindbergh’s path as he took off from JFK International Airport in order to cross the Atlantic Ocean – one of the most challenging legs of the circumnavigation! He successfully took off on Monday 20 June 08:30 CET (06:30 UTC, 02:30 Local Time). The 15th leg and next destination is planned to be Seville International Airport (ESP) which brings the whole Team back to Europe in order to complete their flight around the world to its final destination in Abu Dhabi (UAE).

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

Daedalus-Arrives-SantoriniKanellos Kanellopoulos, a Greek cycling champion who became a record-breaking aviator, has unveiled a plaque to the historic 1988 human-powered Daedalus project in Greece.

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FAI Amateur-Built Aircraft Commission 2016 Annual Meeting – Main Decisions and Discussions

logo ciaca_01_cmyk-ptThe 2016 Annual Meeting of the FAI Amateur-Built Aircraft Commission (CIACA) was held on 21 May 2016 at the Maison du Sport International in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Please find below the main decisions and discussions during the meeting:

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Solar Impulse 2 completes short hop to Pennsylvania

Th2015 02016_05_26_3_10_Solar_Impulse_2_RTW_2nd_Flight_Muscat_to_Ahmedabad_Take-off_Stefatou-07_thumbe Swiss-made solar plane Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) with Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard in the pilot seat landed safely in Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He arrived earlier than expected after 16 hours and 47 minutes on 26 May at 02:49 CET (12:49 UTC on 26 May, 21:49 Local Time on 25 May). This flight marks the completion of the fourth leg of their US journey and 13th leg of the total circumnavigation bringing the aircraft to New York City’s doorstep.

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Solar Brothers meet the Wright Brothers in Dayton, Ohio

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Solar Impulse 2, with Swiss pilot and co-founder André Borschberg in the cockpit, touched down in Dayton International Airport in Ohio after a 16 hours and 34 minutes flight, landing on 22 May at 03:56 CET (01:56 UTC, 21:56 Local Time). This marks the completion of the third leg of their US journey and 12th leg in total of the pioneering project to circumnavigate the globe without a drop of fuel.

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Solar Impulse 2 touches down in the Heart of the United States

2016 05_12_Solar_Impulse_2_RTW_11th_Leg_Phoenix_to_Tulsa_Takeoff_Solar_Impulse_2_4748_thumbAfter a 18 hours and 10 minutes flight, Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Bertrand Piccard, landed safely in Tulsa International Airport in Oklahoma at 06:15 CET (04:15 UTC, 23:15 Local Time). With the successful completion of the 11th leg of the circumnavigation the aircraft has reached the center of the US country.

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Solar Impulse 2 takes off – direction of Tulsa, Oklahoma

2014 08_22_7thFlight_Ackermann_NAK_1937_thumbSolar Impulse 2 (Si2), with Swiss pioneer Bertrand Piccard in the cockpit, took off from Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Arizona, at 12:05 CET (10:05 UCT, 03:05 Local Time) towards Tulsa International Airport, Oklahoma, in order to continue the crossing of the central US landmass. The 11th leg is expected to last about 17,5 hours.

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12 May 2011: First Human-Powered Rotorcraft Record Celebrates 5 Years Anniversary!

Judy WexlerOn 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 (USA), thus setting the first ever FAI world record in this type of aircraft.

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Solar Impulse 2 lands in Phoenix!

2016 02_26_RTW_Maintenance_Flight_Solar_Impulse_2_Hawaii_Revillard-26_thumbSolar Impulse 2 (Si2) successfully completed the tenth leg of its record-breaking attempt to circle the globe. With André Borschberg at the controls, the aircraft landed in Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Arizona, on 02 May at 05:55 CEST (03:55 UTC , 08:55 Local Time) after taking off from the Moffett Airfield in Mountain View, California, the same morning at 14:03 CEST (12:03 UTC, 05:03 Local Time).

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Solar Impulse 2 about to cross the Continental Landmass of USA!

2016 03_27_Maintenance_flight_Hawaii_Solar_Impulse_2_Revillard_08_thumbSwiss pilot and co-founder of the Solar Impulse-project, André Borschberg, departed at 14:03 CEST (12:03 UTC, 05:03 Local Time) from Moffett Airfield in Mountain View, California, and took direction towards Goodyear Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, in order to cross a part of the continental landmass of the USA.

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