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Solar Impulse airplane: 72 h transatlantic non-stop flight simulation between 17 and 20 December 2013

Payerne, Switzerland - In view of the first round-the-world solar flight in 2015

For 72 hours, non-stop, between 17 and 20 December 2013, Bertrand Piccard will stay at the controls of the flight simulator, a near-exact reconstruction of HB-SIB’s cockpit. The goal of the experience is to make the pilot as “Sustainable” as the aircraft in preparation for the first round-the-world solar flight in 2015. André Borschberg successfully completed a first 72H flight simulation in 2012....

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