Time: Watch this film on Vimeo at your leisure any time between 5:00 PM Sunday, May 9 and 5:00 PM Saturday, May 15, Mountain Daylight Time. (Length: 95 minutes) You will need to register below to receive a link to see the film.
Topic: Aeronautical Exploration
Soaring at 28,000 feet without a drop of fuel, nothing is predictable. Not the weather, not the technology. And certainly not the fate of a man, alone for five days in a fragile, first-of-its-kind aircraft with nothing but ocean below. Go behind the headlines of the first solar-powered flight around the world, where two courageous pilots take turns battling nature, their own crew, and sometimes logic itself, to achieve the impossible. Not just to make history, but to inspire a revolution in the transition to cleaner forms of energy.
“…a truly outstanding film that skillfully captures the emotion of two adventurer pilots and their crew as they attempt the unimaginable. “
Alan J. Stolzer, Dean of the College of Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
“Experience the excitement, inspiration, frustration, disappointment, and elation as the Solar Impulse becomes the first solar-powered plane to successfully fly around the world. This was a dangerous endeavor plagued by challenges, but necessary to prove what air travel can become – clean and dependent on renewable energy rather than fossil fuels. ”
Joy Scrogum, ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign