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Solar Impulse to Fly Across America

April 2, 2013 / No Comments

Solar Impulse, the solar powered plane, is getting ready to fly across America. Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andrè Borschberg, worked with Bayer Material Science to make the Solar Impulse project real. They are the co-founders and pilots of the plane. The Solar Impulse has completed flights from Switzerland to Spain and to Morocco. But now its creators are planning to ...

Sonex All-Electric Aircraft Takes Off

December 16, 2010 / No Comments

Adding to the increasing number of electric aircraft  that are on test flight mode, the all-electric Sonex aircraft has successfully completed its first flight. The electric air craft completed the fete at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Solar Powered Plane Flies Over Swiss Skies

April 7, 2010 / 2 Comments

Solar powered plane prototype, the Solar Impulse recently took a flight over the Swiss skies. Flying at an altitude of 3,937 feet, the plane managed to remain airborne for 87 minutes. Thus, the Solar Impulse took another step closer to its goal of flying around the world without the use of any fossil fuel, a feat the plane is hoped ...

Solar-Powered Plane Sees its First Flight

December 4, 2009 / No Comments

The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plan that's planned to go on a 20-25 day trip around the world, was recently tested on a runway and the test was a success. And just yesterday, the plane made its first actual flight, proving that the concept works.