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Solar Impulse 2 Atlantic Crossing:
5 years anniversary
Five years ago, on 23 June 2016, the explorer and innovator Bertrand Piccard made the world’s first Atlantic solar-powered flight, flying from New York, USA to Seville, Spain on the 17th leg of the Solar Impulse 2 project’s historic round-the- world voyage. The original flight path was set to mirror pilot Lindbergh’s transatlantic solo cross- ing. The flight, which used no fossil fuels and
made zero emissions, broke four FAI records for distance, speed and altitude.
Key findings for avoiding Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT)
A new report highlights several key findings for avoiding Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) for general aviation pilots. The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC), a public-pri- vate partnership focused on improving the safe- ty of the general aviation industry, published a report from its Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) Working Group in June 2021, with key find- ings for avoiding these often fatal accidents. The GAJSC analyzes aviation safety data to identify emerging issues and develop mitigation strate- gies that address and prioritize safety issues. Previous efforts focused on Loss of Control (LOC) accidents and System/Component Failure –
 Solar Impulse 2 Atlantic Crossing: 5 year anniversary. Photo: ©Solar Impulse.

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