BERBLINGER COMPETITION 2011
April 17, 2011
In an extremely exciting competition, the participating aircraft were evaluated on several days by an independent jury comprising experts from the aerospace industry, representatives of universities and research institutes, aviation historians and representatives of the town of Ulm.
The winners of Berblinger Competition 2011 were finally chosen from the pilots who completed the flight task to Ulm and back. As the planes competing were so different, the judges chose three winners, each from a different class.
''The prize to Eric Raymond marks a further award in recognition of the contributions of this pioneer of solar flight towards the global development of purely solar powered aircraft .This ranks him alongside such prominent names as Paul McCready, Günther Rochelt and Prof. Voith-Nitschmann´s team at the University of Stuttgart , winner of the Berblinger Prize in 1996. In the last 20 years, the Sunseeker II has proven to be a suitable test vehicle for solar cells.''
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