Spending five days flying a solar-powered plane across the Pacific is a surprisingly zen experienceSee on Scoop.it - Aviation
YOU’D THINK ANYONE who spent 118 hours alone in a space the size of a refrigerator would go absolutely crazy. Not André Borschberg.
The Swiss pilot just crossed the Pacific in a solar plane with a cockpit so small he couldn’t stand, let alone walk around. And he loved it.
Flying over so vast an expanse of sea, with no landmarks, was oddly soothing, he said. He felt utterly at peace. Everything—flying, sleeping, preparing his meals—was contemplative. Even using the toilet became a “very zen experience,” he says. (He didn’t offer details, and we didn’t ask.)
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