2016 is the year of the solar flight pioneer
This June, a French pilot will attempt the first zero-carbon flight across the Atlantic Ocean. His trusty steed, The Eraole, is a lightweight hybrid airplane is powered by solar energy and algal biofuels made specifically for this journey. The pilot, Raphaël Dinelli, is a French scientist and adventurer who is no stranger to feats of endurance. He's a four-time winner of the Vendée Globe race, in which competitors sail solo around the world.
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