Last weekend, Swisscom invited the winners of their competition to an exclusive field day at Solar Impulse in Payerne.
120 enthusiastic visitors became fascinated by our idea and were even motivated to take their own ecological actions.Thomas Probst from Kestenholz
«The presentation was overwhelming. As a software development engineer for engine building, I'm especially interested in this project, which I've been following since the very beginning. Today, the huge wingspan of the aircraft has impressed me the most.» Guido, Beatrice and Sandro Erni from Untersiggenthal
«We're very pleased that Swisscom are partners of Solar Impulse. It's very important to spread the message of Bertrand Piccard across the world because we need ecological changes. Just now we have decided to chose and adopt a solar cell within the supporters program in order to add our little contribution to this brilliant undertaking. What we didn't know before today: that Bertrand Piccard will also pilot the aircraft from next spring on-wards and that there will be a new model for the final orbit around the earth.» Lorenz Stöckli from Bern
«I wouldn't have thought that this aircraft consists of so many different materials. Even better than the technical parts I liked the story from Bertrand Piccard about the shipbuilder. Unbelievable, that no aircraft designer was willing to accept the offer to construct the wings and that in the end it was a shipbuilder who accepted the challenge and was able to make the HB-SIA fly. That example proves to me that everybody can make things move if one really wants to.» Jakob und Sonja Aeschlimann from Zofingen
«We think it's admirable how Betrand Piccard is able to gather people and financial means for his visionary idea. This really gave us a buzz. We were planning our own project for a sustainable solution in our home but left it due to financial reasons. Now, we will look into this again.»
120 enthusiastic visitors became fascinated by our idea and were even motivated to take their own ecological actions.Thomas ...