The FAI has today ratified the three world records claimed by Solar Impulse pilot André Borschberg from Switzerland, following a performance flight achieved on 23 May 2013 from Phoenix to Dallas (USA).
|Sub-Class||Type of Record||Performance||Date||Claimant||Status||Id|
|CS||Distance along a course, pre-declared waypoints||1487.6 km||2013-05-23||André Borschberg (SUI)||ratified - current record||16816|
|CS||Free Distance||1506.5 km||2013-05-23||André Borschberg (SUI)||ratified - current record||16817|
|CS||Straight distance, pre-declared waypoints||1386.5 km||2013-05-23||André Borschberg (SUI)||ratified - current record||16815|
The flight was part of the Across America Mission which aimed at flying in several legs from the East to the West coast of the USA with Solar Impulse, a solar-powered aircraft.
The FAI congratulates André Borschberg and Solar Impulse project’s co-initiator Bertrand Piccard on their great achievement.
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