Friday, 24 May 2013 09:01
The solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse, which departed on 22 May from Phoenix (Arizona), reached Dallas (Texas) yesterday morning, thus achieving a flight that might prove to be the longest flight (Straight distance, pre-declared waypoints) ever made with 1’541 km.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:53
Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, will today depart from Phoenix for Dallas to complete the second leg of its flight across america.
Friday, 03 May 2013 11:35
On 3 May, Solar Impulse, the Swiss solar-powered aircraft, will take off from San Francisco, USA, at 6:00 local time (15:00 CEST).
Bertrand Piccard, the initiator of the Solar Impulse project, will pilot the airplane from San Francisco, California, to Phoenix, Arizona. This will be the first leg of the coast-to-coast flights across the USA. It is expected to land tomorrow around 1:00 local time (the estimated flight duration is 19 hours).
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:19
The FAI has today announced that the Human Powered Aircraft (HPA) Icarus Cup 2013 has been sanctioned by the FAI as an FAI 2nd Category Event. This is the very first time that this sport has featured in the FAI Events Calendar.
Friday, 01 June 2012 15:46
On 25 May 2012 Solar Impulse took off from Payerne, Switzerland, and landed in Madrid, Spain, after a 17 hour flight.
The FAI Amateur-Built and Experimental Aircraft Commission (CIACA) Experts were present in Payerne Airport to make sure that the solar energy management was in accordance with the FAI rules.
After several successful flights in 2010, 2011 and 2012, Solar Impulse has demonstrated that a solar-powered airplane can fly day and night using no fuel. The next challenge is to fly around the world and prove that progress is possible using clean forms of energy.
All the CIACA Members around the world are constructing and building individual aircraft with the aim to develop new technologies and help to use new powers for a cleaner aviation in the future.