The suspenseful flight plan

There is a heightened feeling of suspense as Solar Impulse prepares for its return flight to Switzerland. The difficulty of flying in one go over the Pyrenees and to Switzerland, because of different meteorological conditions on one and the other side of the Mountain Range, has prompted the Mission Control Center to evaluate a series of options.

With Bertrand Piccard at its controls, the flight plans that are being studied would permit HB-SIA to proceed either this Tuesday 17 July, with a pit stop in Toulouse (France), or Wednesday 18 July directly to the prototype’s home base in Payerne (Switzerland).

The uncertainties surrounding this last leg back home only strengthen the pioneering spirit of the Solar Impulse team as every new adventure acts as a dress rehearsal for the tour around the world providing logistical and technical preparedness for any situation.

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There is a heightened feeling of suspense as Solar Impulse prepares for its return flight to Switzerland. The difficulty of flying in one go over the Pyrenees and to Switzerland, because of different meteorological conditions on one and the other side of the Mountain Range, has prompted the Mission Control Center to ...



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