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Solar Impulse lands in Phoenix

Article | May 02, 2016

Solar Impulse co-founder and pilot André Borschberg lifted off from Moffett Federal Airfield before dawn May 2, headed for Phoenix.

Solar Impulse in California

Article | Apr 25, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 completed the Hawaii-to-California leg of its round-the-world journey April 23.

A 'life changing' mission

Article | Apr 14, 2016

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) flew west around the world in a Mooney, on a mission to honor those who died in the Vietnam War.

Earthrounder pilot not allowed to land in US

Article | Apr 07, 2016

Michel Gordillo was on his way to Sun 'n Fun, where he planned to talk about his upcoming attempt to fly a Van's Aircraft RV-8 around the world via the Arctic and Antarctic poles, but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials wouldn't let him enter the country.

‘Zen pilot’ changed by earth-rounding flight

Article | Sep 03, 2015

Robert DeLaurentis, who called himself the Zen Pilot before he launched May 18 on a 95-day, round-the-world flight to showcase aviation, returned a changed man.

Think Global Flight spreads education message

Article | Sep 01, 2015

California nonprofit Think Global Flight recently completed a "two-month around the world flight of adventure educating and inspiring" more than 20,000 students.

Solar Impulse airplane undergoing repairs in Hawaii

Article | Jul 13, 2015

Round-the-world airplane Solar Impulse will sit grounded in Hawaii for several weeks to repair damage caused by battery overheating.

Five-day flight complete

Article | Jul 06, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 pilot André Borschberg proved perpetual flight is possible, and logged just under 118 hours over the Pacific en route to Hawaii.

Pilot plans around-the-world flight to promote GA

Article | May 13, 2015

A pilot from California is set to launch May 18 on an around-the-world flight to demonstrate that personal aviation is “truly available to everyone.”

Solar Impulse nears departure

Article | Mar 03, 2015

Crews prepared Solar Impulse 2, the gossamer aircraft powered by the sun and designed to inspire, for a hoped-for March 7 departure from Abu Dhabi.