Solar plane takes off for first intercontinental flight

3 Jun
The experimental aircraft “Solar Impulse”, takes off for its first intercontinental flight Payerne, Switzerland, to Rabat, Morocco on May 24.

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA prototype aircraft, which has 12,000 solar cells built into its 64.3 metres (193 feet) wings, attempted its first intercontinental flight from Payerne to Rabat in Morocco with a few days for a technical stop and a change of pilot in Madrid. This flight will act as a final rehearsal for the 2014 round-the-world flight. 




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