Eerste testvlucht van zonnevliegtuig

Aircraft dubbed 'Solar Impulse', HB-SIA prototype is prepared for its first take off on December 3, 2009 in Duebendorf airport near Zurich. The aim of the wasp-shaped prototype, with wingspan of a jumbo jet, is to test the feasibility of a complete flight sequence over two days and one night under solar energy power only, and pave the way for a round the world flight attempt in five stages set for 2012. The plane took off at around 1 meters hight on a distance of 350 meters. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI AFP