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Solar Impulse 2 #First Flight - Maiden Flight Best-Of

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Solar Impulse 2 performed its #First Flight on June 2 in Switzerland. It successfully landed after a maiden flight of 2 hours 17 minutes! The pilot is Markus Scherdel, test pilot of Solar Impulse.
Learn more about the First Flight here: http://www.solarimpulse.com/en/solar-flights/first-flight-solar-impulse-2/

Flight report :
Take-off time: 2 June 2014 5h36min CET
Landing time: 2 June 2014 7h53min CET
Highest altitude reached: 1670 mètres (5500 ft)
Average ground speed: 55.6 km/h (30 kt)

WHAT IS SOLAR IMPULSE ?
The only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel.
Our challenge is to attempt the First Round-The-World Solar Flight in 2015. A way for Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg and their team to demonstrate how pioneering spirit, innovation and clean technologies can change the world.

Get more information about the project: http://www.solarimpulse.com

#DiscoverSi2 #SolarImpulse #RTW

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We developed a weekly 2-min video blog, the #Insider Series. Here is the link:
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More videos about Solar Impulse 2:
Why Solar Impulse? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azXbqnTqwFA&index=2&list=PL-tY-9eGABwz5NKQY7C6vnzciWGL-F_mq
The Construction of Si2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNMBPJpaimc&index=3&list=PL-tY-9eGABwz5NKQY7C6vnzciWGL-F_mq
A 3D Animation of Si2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwSVEEaJSWs&index=4&list=PL-tY-9eGABwz5NKQY7C6vnzciWGL-F_mq

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