Bertrand Piccard’s solar-powered adventure

Well, I learned a lot of things about ballooning, especially at the end of these balloon flights around the world I did with Brian Jones. When I took this picture, the window was frozen because of the moisture of the night. And on the other side there was a rising sun. So, you see that […]

8 HUMAN POWERED AIRCRAFT & Pedal Powered Flying Machines

– [Narrator] Human powered flight is about as green as it gets. Add that to dreams of reaching the heavens and you get the top eight human powered aircraft. Number eight, the Snowbird. We as humans have spent centuries trying to fly before finally developing the technologies needed to soar with the birds. And in […]

Solar-powered flight across the Pacific – World Record broken

The Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard has broken a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight in an aircraft powered by the sun. Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard are alternately piloting the plane, and Piccard broke the record at the time. The Solar Impulse took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of […]

Solar (Freaking) Impulse – A Solar Airplane That Uses Solar Energy

Once upon a time there were two men that had a dream that went beyond your imagination introducing Solar Impulse Uhh… So wait Is it just like a simple plane? No it uses no fuel No fuel? No fuel, no petrol, not one single drop But how?! Because of solar cells Solar Impulse is a […]

Solar Impulse Airplane – Solar Impulse 2 Wings – #Discover

72 metres long, covered in solar cells, ultra light, and allowing Solar Impulse to fly day and night This is the Solar Impulse wing An extraordinary flight called for an extraordinary wing to be built wider than a Boeing-747 Solar Impulse 2 has a wingspan of 72 metres an additional 9 metres from the prototype […]

The Future of Airplanes

These are the technological developments that will allow us to move ourselves and our cargo cheaper, greener, and faster, through the air, going forward. This is the future of flight. With the first all-electric twin-engine, self-powered aircraft successfully crossing the English Channel this month, and the ongoing effort of the Solar Impulse team to become […]

Circling the Globe in a Solar-Powered Plane

(upbeat music) – There are so many people in life, they forget to dream, because they’re afraid of going out of their comfort zone. – [Narrator] 13 years ago, two enterprising pilots shared a dream to achieve the impossible. Their goal? To build the first solar-powered plane to fly around the world, ushering in an […]