23 Jun 2016

Bertrand Piccard’s New York - Seville Flight: Performance Notifications Received by FAI

The FAI has received the following performance notifications from the Solar Impulse team, following Bertrand Piccards’s flight from New York (JFK International Airport), USA, to Seville (International Airport), Spain, with the solar-powered aeroplane “Solar Impulse 2”. 

CS*Straight along Course

5850 km


Bertrand Piccard (SUI)

71 hours 08 min


Bertrand Piccard (SUI)

C-d VI**Great Circle Distance

5739 km


Bertrand Piccard (SUI)


The performances were monitored by FAI Official Observers to ensure that they were made according to the Sporting Code of the Federation.

They will be ratified as World Records by FAI after examination of the full record files.

The FAI congratulates Bertrand Piccard and the whole Solar Impulse team on this splendid achievement.

 * Class C-S: Solar-powered Aeroplanes
** Class C-d VI: Electric – powered Aeroplanes

Photo credit: Solar Impulse