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Successful maiden flight for Solar Impulse plane

Payerne, Switzerland - This morning at 10:27, the HB-SIA took off from Payerne airfield

Under the eyes of thousands of spectators from all over Switzerland, Solar Impulse HB-SIA slowly climbed up to 1200 meters. The next 87 minutes Solar Impulse test pilot Markus Scherdel spent familiarizing himself with the prototype’s flight behaviour and performing the initial flight exercises before making the first landing on the Vaudois tarmac. The execution of these various manoeuvres (turns, s...

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