[aprssig] Solar Plane: Leg 4: Flight St. Louis - Washington - Friday!

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jun 13 08:57:06 CDT 2013

I wont be able to maintain an APRS object this time.  Deep into
wedding and inlaws.  I also wont be able to see it land at Dulles
(rehersal dinner)...  SO, hopefully someone will watch the track and
uplink APRS objects to RF so those out mobile can look up and see the
plane.  Bob, WB4APR

Solar Impulse will be taking off from Lambert-St. Louis International
Airport (MO) for Washington Dulles (VA) tomorrow Friday June 14th
around 4 AM CDT (UTC-5).  Solar Impulse will do a pit stop at
Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport (OH) in order to change pilots,
rest and take-off the following morning with better weather conditions
on Saturday June 15th around 8 AM EDT (UTC-4) and land in the nation’s
capital sometime after midnight EDT (UTC-4).

Follow this flight live streaming and virtual cockpit on our website

After the Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit.com, our pilots André and
Bertrand will do a live Hang-Out, from the air and from the ground,
with Google Science Fair. The Hang-Out will open a couple of hours
after take-off and will last 30 minutes; the exact time is yet to be
determined. If you want to join this unique event, click here. The
Hang-Out will be moderated by Olga Garcia of Google Science Fair. The
Hang Out will be an international event with Olga moderating from
Austin (TX), one pilot in St. Louis (MO), one in the air, Gary, the
technical coordinator from Scotland, and David of Solar Impulse TV
from Payerne (Switzerland)!

Please be aware that the flight schedule could change before Friday if
the Flight Director orders to fly another day or change the itinerary.
 You can regularly check the Solar Impulse website for the latest news
concerning the flight or other updates.

Reaching the capital of the United States is very symbolic. Solar
Impulse will present its Clean Generation initiative, meant to inspire
people and incite politicians, policy makers, businessmen and the
public to adopt clean technologies. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz
will visit the airplane during the prize giving ceremony by the Solar
Energy Industry Association for the category Solar Innovator Award
this coming Monday June 17th while a breakfast will be held on Capitol
Hill on Wednesday June 19th.

The Solar Impulse team will organize an Open House, Sunday 16th of
June, come whenever you want between 1PM and 5 PM! The HB-SIA will be
at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, free entrance. Get the directions

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