1. Project Sunrise

    2. Los Angeles California 1974

    3. Flight of the Worlds First Solar Powered Aircraft

    4. by

    5. Roland Boucher

    P 15

The camera man was a Lockheed engineer whose name I seem to have lost. The man on the left is Col Bob Thacker,  the man on the right is my brother Bob Boucher. The aircraft was launched by holding on to piano wires used to stabilize the aircraft on the ground.

These first 28 flights of Project Sunrise demonstrated the feasibility of developing a solar powered plane with unlimited endurance.