Gallery: Zephyr Solar Powered Plane Shatters Three World Records

 

We’ve brought you news about the solar powered Zephyr plane and its ability to break records such as the world’s longest unmanned flight before, but this week, the UK-designed plane not only had its record breaking two week (336 hour) flight confirmed by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), but it was also determined that the Zephyr shattered another two records. The FAI reported that the Zephyr also holds the records for  flight duration for a UAV of its class (an unmanned craft weighing 50-500kg) and the altitude record for that class at 21,562m (70,741ft).

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