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PAYERNE: Solar powered plane flew successfully on Monday, clearing doubts about circling the globe in 2015

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Test pilot Markus Scherdel flew successfully ‘Solar Impulse 2’ for its inaugural flight. It took off from Payerne at around 5:30 local time and winged Swiss airfield for 2 hours 15 minutes.
Scherdel said in a press conference, ” There were some vibrations early in the flight, later on everything worked as expected and the mission outcome was very positive overall”. Moreover, he wished to be the pilot of sun powered plane again.
The airplane, which was unveiled April 9, weighs 2.4 tons with a wingspan of 72 meters (236 ft.) and more than 17,000 solar cells, is part of Swiss long-range solar-powered aircraft project. The project is led by Swiss aero
naut Bertrand Piccard, who co-piloted the first balloon to circle the world non-stop, and Swiss businessman André Borschberg.

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