Solar Impulse, has arrived in Le Bourget at its second
attempt on Tuesday after three days’ delay, ready for a debut at the biennial
International Paris Air Show. The 1.6-ton solar-powered plane was expected to
land in Paris on Saturday but technical problems and bad weather forced it to
turn back to Brussels.
Piloted by Solar Impulse’s co-founder and chief executive André Borschberg it
took off from the military section of Brussels airport at 5.10am on Tuesday,
taking advantage of a small weather window between rain fronts and landed 14
minutes ahead of schedule at Bourget airport in Paris at 9.16pm. The aircraft
had to circle for several hours before landing because of heavy air traffic
around Charles de Gaulle airport.
At the Paris Air Show it will fly each morning from 20 June.
Source and photo: Solar Impulse
Specially for the Paris Air Show Zijde Aviation Photo and Publishing claimed, and opened this site ‘ParisAirshow.eu’
On this site the news before, from and after the Paris Air Show will be shared with our visitors.
This is as an addition to www.aviationnews.eu where also shownews will be published.
M. van Leeuwen,
Zijde Aviation Photo and Publishing.