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Avril 2015

  • Logbook

    21/04 - 2015

    Flight summary from Bertrand Piccard

    Flight was more difficult for MCC than the pilot. For three weeks the Monaco Mission Control team has been trying to identify weather windows to allow us to fly. It’s been very difficult to find simultaneously... - read more

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    15/04 - 2015

    Shanghai, April 13, 2015

    Solar Impulse is blocked by weather in Chongqing. Delays are accumulating. Our adventure is less easy than it’s seemed in recent weeks. André and I do one interview or talk after another in Shanghai for... - read more

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    15/04 - 2015

    Mandalay, March 30, 2015

    I just love the unexpected gifts life brings. Originally, I was supposed to take off at dawn from Mandalay and was looking forward enormously to flying over the local temples. The program was disrupted... - read more

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    15/04 - 2015

    Mandalay, March 19, 2015

    Seventeen years after my second, failed round-the-world balloon attempt, which ended in Burma, here I am on the approach to Mandalay airport. This time it’s a complete success. André tells me by radio... - read more

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    15/04 - 2015

    Ahmedabad, March 12, 2015

    A mini-tornado shakes Solar Impulse’s tent and knocks the ventilation down onto the electricians’ workshop. Miraculously, Sébastien had left just a few seconds earlier. Danger doesn’t always come from... - read more

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    15/04 - 2015

    Ahmedabad, March 11, 2015

    Vast bouquets of flowers, embroidered silk scarves laid one on top of another around my shoulders, the incessant crackling of blinding camera flashes: I am torn away in a split second from the cozy intimacy... - read more

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    15/04 - 2015

    Muscat, March 10, 2015

    It is emotionally easier to be at the controls than on the ground. I'm finally in "pilot mode" to cross the Arabian Sea. And, as a bonus, to bring the first solar aircraft to Asia and break the world distance... - read more

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    15/04 - 2015

    Abu Dhabi, March 9, 2015

    I’d never imagined that setting off to fly round the world would be so poignant. I’ve been dreaming about it for 16 years, ever since landing from my round-the-world balloon flight, and it’s hard for me... - read more

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