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Dream Big: Solar Impulse

solar-impulseBertrand Piccard dreams big in life and business.

He was the first to complete a non-stop balloon flight around the world. He comes from a line of dreamers: his father Jacques Piccard was an undersea explorer and his grandfather Auguste Piccard was a balloonist. He was the first person (with Brian Jones) to circle the world in a balloon.

Bertrand is preparing for a 2015 journey around the world in a solar airplane – Solar Impulse. He has already been the first to fly overnight 26 hours without the use of fuel. He’s in the middle of planning for a trip across the U.S. to raise awareness of their quest – and you may have already seen him on 60 Minutes.

Solar Impulse is currently going through test flights in the San Francisco area for a planned departure to Phoenix, Arizona on May 1st. If you’d like to learn more about this extraordinary inventor, explorer and dreamer, along with seeing Solar Impulse, there are a series of private and public events planned (and being planned) at Sky Harbor Airport.

Bertrand is not alone – he has a crew of 100 that keeps Solar Impulse going on multiple levels. Bertrand happens to be the Initiator, Chairman and Pilot.

Contact Growth Nation for more information about their visit to Phoenix approximately May 1 through 8 by calling 855-GROWTH5 or e-mailing us at

Our team is working directly with Solar Impulse on their visit to Arizona.

Dream BIG! When matched with outstanding execution it’s amazing what can be done.

More facts on Solar Impulse:

  • Powered by 12,000 photovoltaic cells
  • Wingspan of a commercial airliner, weight of a car
  • Flies day and night with on-board batteries
  • Single seater, flies 40 miles per hour
  • Has already flown overnight 26 hours
  • Aims to circle the globe in 2015
  • Cross the US in May-June
  • First stop Phoenix May 1-8
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  1. The updated arrival in Phoenix is May 2nd, between midnight and 2am. Seriously!

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