Jul 08 2010

24 Hour Solar Powered Flight

Category: AviationTeknovis @ 13:11

A 24 hour flight powered exclusively using solar power – cool! See Solar-powered plane lands safely after 26-hour flight and Solar plane completes 24-hour flight.

Currently, the only gains that have been made in reducing the carbon costs of flight have been by increasing engine performance. I did read about an attempt involving Virgin Atlantic to mix aviation fuel with a small amount of bio-fuel, but I do not think that this ever went beyond the trial stage.

I wonder if this is the future of aviation!