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Solar Impulse Lifts Off For Madrid
2012-07-06 07:17:33

UPDATE Solar Impulse took off from Rabat-Sale International Airport (Morocco) at 6:17 (local time) July 6. The plane, piloted by Bertrand Piccard, should land in Madrid-Barajas airport in Spain around 12:30 a.m. (local time) on July 7. Once the plane arrives in Madrid, a few days of events will follow, before the team makes the final flight home to Payerne, Switzerland. For the main article, go here.

Solar Impulse Flight To Madrid Rescheduled
2012-07-05 14:38:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg have rescheduled the second-to-last-stage flight of their journey home, a journey that has so far taken them more than 2,400 miles and across two continents flying only on the energy of the Sun. The flight from Rabat-Sale International Airport in Morocco to Madrid, Spain was originally scheduled for a 3 July liftoff, but was later postponed due to extreme high- and...

Solar Impulse Continues Journey Home With Flight To Madrid
2012-07-02 12:43:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After having flown more than 2,400 miles without a drop of fuel, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg will continue its journey home, with the next flight scheduled to depart from Rabat-Sale International Airport in Morocco at about 8:00 a.m. (local time) July 3, 2012, and arrive at Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain around 1:00 a.m. on July 4. The flight will take Piccard, who will be at the...

2010-02-16 11:00:00

MIAMI, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Europa, one of Europe's most modern and fastest growing airlines, announced today their new non-stop service from Miami to Madrid. Air Europa will offer convenient connections to more than 20 cities in Spain and to some of the most important European capitals, such as Paris, Rome and London. Air Europa will operate a fleet of Airbus 330-200 with a capacity for 275 coach passengers and 24 Club Business passengers. The plane will depart from Miami...

2009-05-14 04:12:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer fun and adventures started early for American Airlines customers. Those who seek the sights, culture, and experiences of Spain can join them. On Friday, May 1 American launched daily nonstop service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Madrid. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Madrid-Barajas International Airport (MAD) now connect North Texas and the Central and Western United States with the capital of Spain. The DFW to MAD flight...

2008-10-16 15:00:10

A Spanish judge investigating a Spanair plane crash that killed 154 people is questioning three mechanics on suspicion of manslaughter, a Madrid court said. Madrid Superior Justice Judge Javier Perez summoned the three after a preliminary accident report said the twin-engine MD-82 attempted its takeoff for the Canary Islands from Madrid-Barajas Airport Aug. 20 without deploying its wing flaps and leading-edge "slats," The Times of London reported Thursday. In addition, a cockpit alarm...

2008-09-24 09:00:31

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMB Property Corporation(R) , a leading global developer and owner of industrial real estate, today announced it has leased more than 157,000 square feet (14,600 square meters) of a development immediately adjacent to Madrid's Barajas International Airport, one of Europe's top ten cargo airports. The development has been leased to three customers, including approximately 104,000 square feet (9,700 square meters) to Leche Pascual, a leading...

2008-08-31 18:00:26

MORE than 250 Irish holidaymakers were stranded in Majorca yesterday by troubled Spanish airline Spanair. The passengers were expected to fly home to Shannon yesterday morning at 8am, but instead were grounded due to a technical hitch. Earlier this month, another Spanair jet crashed on take-off at Madrid's Barajas airport, killing more than 150 people. It too had experienced technical glitches before taking off. They arrived into Shannon safely yesterday evening from Palma airport....

2008-08-25 21:00:26

By GERARD COUZENS A SISTER plane of the Spanair jet that crashed on take-off last week had to make an unscheduled landing yesterday after a technical fault. The MD-82 aircraft touched down at Spain's Malaga Airport just after 9am over a problem with a spare generator. It had been flying from Barcelona to Lanzarote when the fault occurred. The 141 passengers were transferred to a local hotel and were to spend last night on the Costa del Sol before flying on today. A SpanairMD-82...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'