SolarImpulse Across America patch.
April 7, 2013
The Solar Impulse technical flights have begun! There will be at least 4 of them over the coming weeks. These flights are designed to check the aircraft’s maneuverability and responsiveness in preparation for this spring’s Across America mission – which will kick off starting May 1st. They are necessary to ensure proper functioning and overall safety of HB-SIA which has undergone full disassembly and reassembly in March for transport from Switzerland to the United States.
ACROSS AMERICA: HB-SIA REASSEMBLY
The first one took place Tuesday April 2nd and it was a success: HB-SIA demonstrated its usual behavior.
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HB-SIA SolarImpulse first test flight across America
All Solar Impulse flights are fully dependent on weather conditions. Because of the aircraft’s light weight and ultra-thin materials, strong winds, storms are to be avoided. For this reason, flights are confirmed only a day in advance and can be subject to change depending on the latest forecast.
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