French daredevil plans ‘green’ New York to Paris flight
Fondation Océan Vital photo.French adventurer Raphaël Dinelli plans to fly across the Atlantic in 2015 in a plane powered only by seaweed and sunshine.
Dinelli, 44, a well-known French round-the-world sailor, has designed a non-polluting plane, called Eraole. He hopes it will be the first plane to leave no carbon footprint when it flies.
To combine his twin passions for innovation and adventure, Dinelli is planning to emulate Charles Lindbergh - the most celebrated of aviation pioneers - and fly the still un-built plane across the Atlantic.
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