First attempt at around-the-world solar-powered flight to take off from Abu Dhabi in March, 2015


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Didn’t Burt Rutan do this 15 or 20 years ago?

Edit: oh, right. His was non-stop, but he used piston engine(s). But, yoiks … December 1986. Almost 28 years ago!


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His son Dick flew it along with Jeana Yeager (no relation). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_Voyager

In 2005 Steve Fossett circumnavigated solo in another Rutan plane, this time a jet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Atlantic_GlobalFlyer


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