Across America Mission: Solar Impulse reaches Washington D.C.

Solar-Impulse-Washington DCSolar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane of Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, reached Washington D.C. yesterday at 12:15am EDT.


Across America Mission: Solar Impulse ready for third leg from Dallas to St. Louis

Solar impulse FlightPhoenixtoDallas landing revillard-08 sAfter the San Francisco (California) to Phoenix (Arizona) and Phoenix to Dallas (Texas) flights, Solar Impulse is now ready for the third leg of its Across America Mission, from Dallas to St. Louis (Missouri). Take-off is scheduled for today 4am local time (11am Swiss time) and landing for tomorrow 1am local time (8am Swiss time).


Across America Mission: longest flight world record to be submitted to FAI for ratification

Solar Impulse land Dalals Rezo-Solar Impulse-Polaris sThe 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.


Across America Mission: Solar Impulse leaves Phoenix for Dallas

solar impulse across america 2Solar 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.


Solar Impulse to attempt to fly across America

solar-impulse-across-america jean revillardOn 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).


Solar Impulse and CIACA


Bertrand Piccard met CIACA President Alfons Hubmann before the Solar Impulse flight to Morocco.BetrandPiccardetAlfonsHubmann-FAI-CIACA s

Icarus Cup 2013: First ever Human-Powered Aircraft Competition to be sanctioned by FAI

Icarus Cup 2012-Fred ToThe 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.


2011 CIACA Awards

CIACA - Phoenix - GBR - Slater-Boddington-2011Have a look at the pictures of Mikael CARLSON's and Stephen SLATER/Matthew BODDINGTON's replicas.

CIACA Experts and Solar Impulse

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.


New FAI Amateur-Built Aircraft Youtube channel

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2012 Jämi Fly In & Airshow


The annual Jämi Fly In & Airshow will be held on July 7-8 July 2012 at Jämi Airfield (EFJM) located in Jämijärvi, Finland.

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