13 May '11, 7pm

Solar Plane Makes First International Flight While Streaming Live Video

The prototype, piloted by André Borschberg, will take off from Payerne airfield and climb to an altitude of 3600 meters. The plane will head for France, pass over Luxembourg and land at Brussels Airport (Zaventem). Due to heavy air traffic in the early evening and possible turbulence caused by thermals, Solar Impulse has received permission to take off from Payerne at around 06:00 hours and will land at Brussels Airport sometime after 21:00 hours (UTC + 2). So the flight should last approximately 12 hours. The Fight Director and his team will assist the pilot from "Mission Control Center" at Payerne.

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