May 26, 2012


Solar Impulse lands safely in Madrid

After a flight lasting approximately 17 hours, the HB-SIA prototype has finally landed in Madrid-Barajas airport at 01:28:50AM. The pilot, André Borschberg, made his way out of the cockpit, smiley yet exhausted and certainly happy to stretch his legs.

“The flight went very well and thanks to the team of meteorologists, everything went according to the plan: it was extraordinary” Said André Borschberg “It was incredible to fly alongside the barrier of clouds during most of the flight and not need to hesitate to fly above them. This confirms our confidence in the capacity of solar energy even further.”

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