Team

Flight instructors & “safety pilot”


Paolo2

Paolo Pocobelli (I)
CPL SEL-MEL FI-IRI
3100 flight hours
Paraplegic
Sky diving accident


guillaume2

Guillaume Féral (F)
PPL, FI, ACR
1800 flight hours
Paraplegic
Glider accident


Mike2

Mike Lomberg (SA)
PPL, former test pilot
3500 flight hours
Paraplegic
Traffic accident

Paolo, Guillaume and Mike, highly skilled pilots, flight instructors, will perform the most challenging legs (flights to Australia and crossing of the Pacific & the Atlantic) alone in the CTLS.


Communication & Médias

dorine2 Dorine Bourneton (F)
PPL(A), ACR
900 Flight hours
First aerobatic
disabled woman pilot
Writer, keynote speaker
Paraplegic,
Aeroplane accident

Arthur2 Arthur Williams (UK)
PPL(A) IR(R) Night
350 flight hours
Former Royal marines
commando
Television presenter
Paraplegic

20 disabled pilots from all around the world will join the team in Australia, New-Zealand, South & North America and will fly the CTLS with Guillaume or Paolo as safety pilot.


Weather forecast experts

Luc2 Luc Trullemans (B)
Solar Impulse responsible
for the weather forecast.
Successfully routed two
round-the-world hot air
balloon flights (Piccard-
Jones, Steve Fossett) and
10 Gordon Bennett victories

Wim2 Wim De Troyer (B)
Meteorologist expert at
Solar Impulse & at the inter-
national Ballon Festival of
Château d’Oex. Routing
specialist in aviation (Gordon
Bennett), sailing and
mountain expeditions

 


Accompanying plane pilots

tahan2 Tahan Pangaribuan (CH)
ATPL, FI, IRI, SEP, ACR
8’400 flying hours
Solar impulse Deputy
Flight Director.

francisco2 Francisco Agullo (CH)
ATPL, FI, IRI, Examiner
12’300 flying hours
First around the world
Tour with LSA in 2010
www.azimut270.ch

 

yannick2 Yannick Bovier (CH)
ATPL, IRI, ACR
9’700 flying hours
First around the world
Tour with LSA in 2010
www.azimut270.ch

daniel2 Daniel Ramseier (CH)
Handiflight co-founder.
Fund raising, logistic
Solar Impulse pilots
equipment responsible
PPL(A,S,H) , 600 flh.

 

Only 2 people will fly in the accompanying plane which will be used to transport additional gear : wheelchairs, luggage, spare parts for the planes, … . Pilots will take turns depending upon availability.


Support team

Sarah3-150x200 Sarah Ramseier (CH)
Handiflight Initiator
& co-founder
Secretary, blog

Sylvain Sylvain Bacquet (CH)
Accounting,
Treasurer