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First Round-the-World Solar-Powered Flight Takes Off — Only 5 Months to Complete Trip

That’s right. The world’s first solar-powered flight took off from Dubai today and the amazing thing is, it will only take 5 months for them to circumnavigate the globe!

According to the article: “Neither pilot will be able to stand in the cockpit while flying, but the seat reclines for stretching and its cushion can be removed for access to a toilet.

Armbands placed underneath their suits will buzz if the plane isn’t flying level. The plane also does not have a pressurized cockpit so Borschberg and Piccard will be able to feel the changes in temperature. The pilot’s blood oxygen levels constantly will be monitored and sent back to ground control.”

I bet you can hardly contain your excitement at this marvel of man’s advancement in air travel.    Click here to read article in the National Post….

Solar Plane Takes Off In Round The World Attempt

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One Comment on “First Round-the-World Solar-Powered Flight Takes Off — Only 5 Months to Complete Trip”

  1. andreasmarciniak March 10, 2015 at 7:33 am #

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