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Historic first ! SolarStratros and « bird woman » Géraldine Fasnacht achieve first ever wingsuit jump from an electric and solar aircraft

Raphaël Domjan, pilot and founder of SolarStratos, and Géraldine Fasnacht, professional extreme sportswoman, achieved a multitude of world firsts on Saturday 18 June to the delight of the crowds gathered in Verbier, Switzerland. Among them, the first ever wingsuit jump from a solar aircraft!

Géraldine Fasnacht explained “Being able to fly over my favourite playground using solar power only was a magical moment! Having the chance to realise a dream with SolarStratos makes me happy and allows me to see that exploration is unique and remains the best way to demonstrate that it is possible! “

“Pushing the limits of what is possible is an inherent part of the SolarStratos adventure. In addition to our mission to reach the stratosphere for the first time in a solar aircraft, we are committed to inspiring future generations by demonstrating the potential of renewable energies through a pioneering spirit. To achieve this solar flight over the Alps and this world first with Géraldine is incredible. Thank you to all my team, our partners and all the people who have supported us for all these years”, said Raphaël Domjan at the end of the flight.