SOLAR PLANE PREPPED FOR FIRST INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

A team of Swiss adventurers are preparing their solar-powered plane for its first international flight next month.

The Solar Impulse team says the flights to Belgium and France are a big challenge because the plane will need to navigate across international air traffic networks.

The single-seater prototype with the wingspan of a Boeing 777 made its 2009 maiden flight in Switzerland and further tests have all taken place there.

The team says it will ready the plane from May 2 and take off to Brussels when weather conditions are right.

For the full article: Mail Times

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