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4 August 1985: Larry Tudor, the “Part Bird”, who Flew a Record of a 4’343 Meters Gain in Altitude with a Hang Glider

Today marks the 30th anniversary of an FAI Word Record made by an American pilot described as both “Part Bird” and “Skygod” and who is perhaps the “World’s finest Hang Glider pilot” for tandem or solo flights: Larry Tudor. A fidgety Californian, he has been pushing the edges of how far hang glider...

Solar Impulse to Continue its Round-The-World Mission in April 2016 Due to Damage to the Aircraft

The Solar Impulse team has today announced that irreversible damage to the batteries of the experimental aircraft will not allow pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard to complete the circumnavigation of the globe this year. The next flight is not planned before April 2016.