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Paris Le Bourget air show this week

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Organized every 2 years, Paris Air Show is standing at Le Bourget airport until tomorrow night. Receiving more than 130.000 visitors, 140 aircraft, and 2000 exhibitors the 49th Paris Air Show feature Solar Impulse, Airbus A380-800 and the Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner among the most popular. Yochai Mossi is one of…

Curiosities

Solar Powered Flight

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Extended Solar Powered Flight – A reality. A solar powered plane took off from Payerne Airbase yesterday, reaching a height of 8,700 metres (25,500′).  The Solar Impulse HB-SIA flew over Switzerland, and amazingly stayed airborne through the night.  The plane is “powered” by 12,000 solar panels which are built into…

News

Flying Green

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Here’s an interesting project (AND website) for those of you who believe the world needs to get greener FAST but who also are avid aviation enthusiasts. I know looking at the sky in our beloved Alps hideout that aviation is NOT doing well in that area, clouding the clear skies…