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OUR SOLAR FLIGHTS

For the first time in history, an airplane has succeeded in flying night and day without fuel, powered by nothing but solar energy. Record-breaking flights across Europe, the Mediterranean Sea and the United States brought worldwide attention to the Solar Impulse endeavor, launched by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, proving the enormous potential of clean technologies to protect the natural resources of our planet, and the importance of pioneering spirit to create a brighter future.

8 FAI WORLD RECORDS, INCLUDING

  • Absolute height: 9235 m (30300 feet)

  • Duration: 26 hours, 10 minutes, 19 seconds

  • Free distance: 1506.5 km (936 miles)

  • Height gain: 8744 m (28690 feet)

  • Free Distance along a course: 1116 km (693.5 miles)

  • Straight distance, pre-declared waypoints: 1386.5 km (861 miles)

  • Distance along a course, pre-declared waypoints: 1487.6 km (924 miles)

  • First Flight of Manned Solar Powered Aircraft

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