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New longest nonstop solo flight record set by Solar Impulse

André Borschberg sets a new nonstop aviation world record in the Solar Impulse

Chris Smith | Jul 3, 2015 at 4:45 am CDT (0 mins, 39 secs time to read)

André Borschberg today set a new record for the longest nonstop solo flight in his aircraft Solar Impulse, setting out on this mission with Nagoya, Japan as the starting point.

New longest nonstop solo flight record set by Solar Impulse | TweakTown.com

With the last record being a 76 hour trip set by Steve Fosset in 2006, Andre has broken this milestone and is looking to continue the lead in a 120-hour total mission. His destination is Kalaeloa, Hawaii and his fuel supply is simply provided by the sun.

With the Pacific leg done and dusted, there's no saying exactly how long the flight is going to be in total. We're sure that Borschberg and his team will be happy with the result, but for now he's strapped into a chair that functions for him as a toilet, bed and exercise station.

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