Solar-Powered Plane breaks longest nonstop solo flight record


NYTimes – KAPOLEI, Hawaii — A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.

Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside Honolulu. His 120-hour voyage from Nagoya broke the record for the world’s longest nonstop solo flight, his team said. The late U.S. adventurer Steve Fossett set the previous record of 76 hours when he flew a specially-designed jet around the globe in 2006.

Fuck yeah- this is the shit us millennials see as we grow; switching from burning natural fuels to using sustainable practices to get us from point A to B. Now it is just the start, and I know it’s a stretch for the record name (longest solo nonstop), but this kind of stuff gets me amped. More money needs to be poured into this type of R&D cause eventually it’ll pay for itself.

Side note- this dude had a toilet built right into his cockpit. Barely got up for this 5day journey- just breaking records, enjoying the view, and shitting effortlessly. A+ Job Andre.

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