Dr. Bertrand Piccard - pilot and one of the most outstanding activists for "Clean Flying"

"Congrats for this initiative which is another brick in the wall of sustainability!”

Dr. Reiner Stemme - motorglider-pilot and enthusiastic developer of high efficient aircrafts

"This competition is a unique chance to show the harmony between human and nature needs"

Klaus Ohlmann - Glider and Motorgliderpilot and multiple world record holder


"Competitions like that are an indispensable step on the road to emission-free flying and a wonderful completion to my own initiative – GREEEN-FLIGHT-E-MOTION."


the challenge for pilots and the entire aviation

The GREEN SPEED CUP (GSC) is a competition for any kind of one- to four-seated aircraft. The target of the GSC is to fly as fast as possible while minimizing the consumption of fossil fuel energy. It is a direct comparison of technologies, machines, materials and the capabilities of the pilots.

The competition should help to find new ways and practical solutions for saving energy during powered flights. At the same time the performances of today standards for the cruising speed, range and endurance should be reached or exeeded as far as possible.

This year the GSC will take place from July 22nd until July 24th in Strausberg (EDAY).

More information about the Green Speed Cup you can find here.


The German TV Channel ARD attended the GSC 2013 and created a little program that was broadcasted on October 13th 2013. Here is the link.


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