Flying without a drop of fuel

The Solar Impulse 2 completed a historic flight in its quest to circle the globe without using a drop of fuel on Friday. The solar-powered plane, piloted by Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, landed in Hawaii after a five-day voyage from Japan. It had s
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The Solar Impulse 2 completed a historic flight in its quest to circle the globe without using a drop of fuel on Friday. The solar-powered plane, piloted by Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, landed in Hawaii after a five-day voyage from Japan. It had set three records: the world's longest manned solar-powered flight by time and distance, and the longest non-stop solo flight. Hawaii is the eighth leg of the plane's journey.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 05, 2015, with the headline 'Flying without a drop of fuel'. Print Edition | Subscribe