It’s been dream of Swiss glider pilot Yves Gerster to fly his motorglider from the Italian Alps to the island of Corsica and back without fossil fuel help (except for takeoff and initial climb). See how he did in this nicely produced video.

Russ Niles
Russ Niles is Editor-in-Chief of AVweb. He has been a pilot for 30 years and joined AVweb 22 years ago. He and his wife Marni live in southern British Columbia where they also operate a small winery.


  1. A fabulous flight by Yves. Sailplanes and their pilots are doing incredible journeys that our predecessors dreamt of.