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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Switzerland 2016 - Solar Flight


 



COUNTRY: SWITZERLAND
ISSUE DATE: 27 July 2016
STAMP SIZE: 80 x 33 mm
 STAMP DESIGN: Beat Leuenberger and Jürg Glauser





They’ve done it! Two Swiss pilots, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, have completed an unprecedented round-the-world trip in a solar-powered aircraft – without any fuel, powered only by the sun.

Such an adventure was only made possible by a keen pioneering spirit. This exceptional feat deserves appropriate recognition! Swiss Post is issuing a special stamp to commemorate the pilots’ achievement.








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Stamp images and description thanks to Swiss Post

Swiss Post COLLECTORZPEDIA