Things are not developping as planned.
Headwinds much stronger than anticipated.
With a heading of 220-230, her track is ... 090° !
Actually flying backward
at moments, bringing the Solar Impulse in the same aircraft category as ... the Harrier !
With such a speed let's hope S.I. doesn't join the A10 in his "fame" : the only aircraft in the USAF inventory to risk bird strike ... from the rear !
After having tried flying higher altitudes, currently around FL260, mission control has decided to cancel the mission to Ouarzazate and RTB Rabat. Current position is still North of Ben Guerir, not even half way between CMN and RAK.
Nevertheless, S.I. will continue climbing and kill time basically standing still on the map before returning to Rabat where it will not be allowed to land before midnight.