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Solar Impulse 2 made inaugural flight from Payerne Airfield

Solar powered plane, Solar Impulse 2 took off from Payerne airfield in Switzerland to complete its inaugural flight.

Jun 2, 2014 15:15 IST
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Payerne airfield in Switzerland: Solar Impulse 2 plane made its inaugural flight

Solar powered plane, Solar Impulse 2 made its inaugural flight on 2 May 2014 from Payerne airfield in Switzerland. Solar Impulse 2 is the same plane that would be taken on a first round the world flight on solar aircraft in 2015.

The plane was an upgraded version of the aircraft that flew across America in 2013 and was piloted by adventurers Betrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg at the controls.

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About Solar Impulse-2
• Solar Impulse-2 plane is as wide as 747 jet but weighs less than three tonnes
• It is the only airplane of perpetual endurance and is able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel
• The plane has been designed and engineered to demonstrate that how clean technologies can change the world

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