30 Oct 2013

Ratification of Solar Impulse's Across America Mission records

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).


CSDistance along a course, pre-declared waypoints1487.6 km2013-05-23André Borschberg (SUI)ratified - current record16816
CSFree Distance1506.5 km2013-05-23André Borschberg (SUI)ratified - current record16817
CSStraight distance, pre-declared waypoints1386.5 km2013-05-23André Borschberg (SUI)ratified - current record16815


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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