Have a Very, Very Sunny Solar Flight
Posted by buddyscalera on September 4, 2008
Passengers, this is your Captain speaking. You should be proud to flying the Zephyr, the first completely solar aircraft to fly a sustained mission on nothing but light.
And speaking of light, our efficiencies come through the use of space-age materials in a lightweight air frame. The wings are made of solar panels. So, if you need to use the restroom, please go before we leave.
We’ll be flying at an altitude of 60,000 feet for approximately 83 hours, so just sit back, relax and enjoy your in-flight entertainment.
Over the next few days, we’ll be showing endless loops of disaster films, so we fully expect you’ll be gazing out the windows a lot.
And here is a video of the solar plane in flight:
Of course, you will note, this video was shot during the day. Do not let this scare you. At night, we run on rechargeable batteries, similar to the ones that last for nearly an hour in your laptop.
The weather looks in our favor and we predict a sunny flight. In the event of unexpectedly overcast skies, you will be provided with a prayer cards and rosary beads. Note, at this time, we may lighten our load a bit again, so form an orderly line to the restroom.
Again, here on Solar Air, we all wish you a Very, Very Sunny Flight