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Video answers: ‘Solar impulse food & clothing’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. It’s focused on their nutritional needs, it’s lightweight, energy dense and nutritionally balanced.
  2. It’s based on everyday food items, and the pilots can choose the items that they like more.
  3. With the suit, they are able to control how hot or cold they are through using layers and openings in the suit. They use base layers which remove moisture from the body and are quick drying. And when it’s cold they use thick jackets that are similar to mountaineers’ jackets. In extremely cold conditions, the pilots can also use heated gloves and heated footwear.

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