Latest Bertrand Piccard Stories
After a non-stop flight in the zero-fuel airplane, Solar Impulse cofounder Bertrand Piccard touched down at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport at 1:28 a.m. CDT on June 4, 2013, a little more than 21 hours after taking off from Dallas-Fort Worth.
The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg is facing a difficult challenge as it took off for St. Louis this morning. Besides a lingering threat for severe weather along the flight route, Friday’s wrath of storms damaged the hangar at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to the point that it cannot be used.
Leg three of the Across America 2013 project is scheduled to take off on June 3 with Bertrand Piccard returning to the helm of the HB-SIA zero-fuel airplane.
After an early morning take-off from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Wednesday May 22, Andre Borschberg completed a world record flight to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in his co-owned zero-fuel airplane.
The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg is preparing for the second leg of the Across America 2013 tour, which will see the zero-fuel HB-SIA airplane fly from Phoenix, Arizona to Dallas, Texas.
Across America 2013 continues today as Bertrand Piccard, at the helm of the HB-SIA Solar Impulse aircraft, completes the first leg of a two-month journey from San Francisco to New York City in a plane flown only by the power of the sun.
Beginning in May, the Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg plan to take their solar-powered aircraft on a high-soaring journey across America. In preparations of that historic-to-be flight, Piccard took to the helm for a day-long tour over San Francisco Bay.
Eight months after the Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg completed an international flight from Toulouse, France to Ouarzazate, Morocco and back again, the duo are now planning an Across America US tour.
With a recent record-setting intercontinental flight using only the power of the sun still fresh in their minds, Bertrand Piccard and his partner Andre Borschberg are now setting their sights on the future.
The Solar Impulse is a Swiss made long-range solar-powered aircraft project. It was developed at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The project’s goal is to circle the Earth with a piloted fixed-wing aircraft, powered only by solar energy. Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss aeronaut leads the project who was a co-pilot with Andre Borsch berg a Swiss businessman, in the first balloon to circle the Earth non-stop. The Swiss aircraft is a single-seat monoplane which can stay airborne...
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