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

2016 07_26_Si2_completedThey did it! After over 12 years of research and design, Swiss pioneers Dr. Bertrand Piccard (Initiator, Chairman and Pilot) and André Borschberg (Co-founder and CEO and Pilot) finished the first round-the-world solar flight, powered only by the sun with no fuel or polluting emissions. After 17 months since the first departure in March 2015 in Abu Dhabi (UAE), they landed at its original take-off point at this morning, 26 July at 02:05 CET (00:05 UTC, 04:05 Local Time). Since the beginning of the adventure, FAI has received 19 world record claims from the Solar Impulse Team.

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Solar Impulse 2 closes in on Circumnavigation with Cairo Arrival!

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On its historical journey around the world, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the solar airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg – landed in Egypt after a flight of two days and two nights (48 hours and 50 minutes) without fuel. This was the 16th leg, which crossed the Mediterranean Sea from west to east and covered a distance of 3'745 km (2’327 miles) powered only by the sun. Besides being the penultimate leg towards it starting point in Abu Dhabi (UAE), it was the last flight for André Borschberg who hands over the cockpit to Bertrand Piccard to finish the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight.

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Solar Impulse 2 on penultimate journey to Egypt!

2016 07_11_2015_06_29_Solar_Impulse_2_RTW_8th_Flight_Nagoya_to_Hawaii_TakeOff_Revillard_6194_thumbAndré 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) today, 11 July 2016 from Seville International Airport (ESP) to Cairo International Airport (EGY). André's flight time is expected to last approximately 50 hours and 30 minutes, before he is handing over the command to alternate pilot Bertrand Piccard, who will conduct the last flight to the finish line in Abu Dhabi (UAE).

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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!

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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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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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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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