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Solar Impulse: first flight across Switzerland in a solar plane

Payerne, Switzerland - Experimental airplane completes route Payerne-Zurich and back, powered only by the Sun energy

100 years after a plane first linked two Swiss cities, Bertrand Piccard’s and André Borschberg’s Solar Impulse HB-SIA made its first flights across Switzerland, powered solely by solar energy. The prototype, piloted by André Borschberg, achieved the first leg of the mission last Tuesday joining Payerne to Geneva International Airport before returning back to its base in Payerne. Yesterday morning, the s...

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