Getting ready to fly in Bordeaux
After some nights of little sleep, the whole team finally arrived in Bordeaux, with the view on the AirbusA300 ZERO-G, the only aircraft in Europe equipped for such paraboblic maneuvers (a test model dating from the 70’s;o), hosted at NOVESPACE by the military airport.
Right after our arrival, we uncharged ‘Louis II’, now fully dressed up elegantly with sponsor logos…
The following days were spent in intense checks by the NOVESPACE personnel, in particular our entitled engineer Alexandra, here reviewing our electrical plans…
Result of the examination: we had to unglue our entire electrical installation to attach it mechanically, a task that took us about two days of work (just look to understand why), on the knees below the experiment…
To recover from such intense work, our gourmet team compensated properly with top-class Bordeaux wines and delicious huge beef entrecotes, grrrrrrr
Two days after, Louis II was ready to be taken up inside his new home, the A300. Charging the experiment inside the aircraft is a very special moment, like watching your baby entering his first school or something like that (none of us can tell so far;o)
There are now only a few days left to train all our flight procedures, i.e. what we’ll do in flight if everything turns out perfectly, or if everything screws up….
Monday the Safety Crew will make the final examination to give us the authorization to fly, suspense, suspense…and Tuesday should be our first flight day, followed by two consecutive flights on Wednesday and Thursday.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:53)