mardi 22 novembre 2016

Solar Impulse is back at home











SOLARIMPULSE - Around The World patch.

Nov. 22, 2016

Dismounted and stored in crates, the solar plane arrived Tuesday aboard a Boeing 747 from Abu Dhabi.

The boeing 747 which transported the solar aircraft arrived from Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2 is back in Dübendorf (ZH) after completing its world tour.

The pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg witnessed the landing of the cargo plane at the military airfield in Dübendorf. Dozens of aviation enthusiasts also attended.


Image above: Pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg witnessed the landing of the cargo plane at the military airfield in Dübendorf.

In front of the media and the public, the two drivers expressed their joy at seeing Solar Impulse 2 in Dübendorf. "For thirteen years we have lived only for Solar Impulse," summarized Bertrand Piccard. "For two years, it was our baby, our house, our friend and our tool," he added. The adventure is now over, but the project continues.

The solar plane was transported disassembled and stored in crates

SI2 stays in Dübendorf

The aircraft will be maintained, even if the flight costs are high, explained André Borschberg. The aircraft was designed to fly 2000 hours. There remains 1300. It would also be possible to exhibit it in a museum, but for now, it remains in Dübendorf (Switzerland).

For more information about Solar Impulse, visit: http://www.solarimpulse.com/

Images, Text, Credits: SOLARIMPULSE/ATS/Orbiter.ch Aerospace/Roland Berga.

Best regards, Orbiter.ch

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