Solar Powered Plane Flies For 26 Hours

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jul 08, 2010 9:53 AM
The plane, Solar Impuls, didn't use any fuel at all, and was put together to demonstrate the possibility of "perpetual flight."

The pilot, Andre Borschberg, 57, a former Swiss air force fighter pilot, flew the plane from a cramped, single-seat cockpit, buffeted by low-level turbulence after take-off and chilled by low temperatures overnight.