Solar powered record

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Project chairman, Bertrand Piccard, piloted the vehicle from Muscat in Oman to Ahmedabad in India, crossing the Arabian Sea in the process. The journey, on March 11, took just over 15 hours.

The distance covered – 1,468km – set a new world record for a flight in a piloted solar-powered airplane. The vehicle has another 10 legs ahead of it over the course of the next five months. Included in that itinerary will be demanding stretches when the craft has to fly over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

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