Solar Impulse 2 lands in Phoenix!

2016 02_26_RTW_Maintenance_Flight_Solar_Impulse_2_Hawaii_Revillard-26_thumbSolar Impulse 2 (Si2) successfully completed the tenth leg of its record-breaking attempt to circle the globe. With André Borschberg at the controls, the aircraft landed in Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Arizona, on 02 May at 05:55 CEST (03:55 UTC , 08:55 Local Time) after taking off from the Moffett Airfield in Mountain View, California, the same morning at 14:03 CEST (12:03 UTC, 05:03 Local Time).

The aircraft was airborne for 15 hours and 52 minutes and covered a distance of 1.199 km (745 miles) at a maximum altitude of 6.706 meters (22’000 feet) on an average speed of 70,15 km/h (43,58 mph). 

This leg is part of the attempt to achieve the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight in order to demonstrate how modern clean technologies can achieve the impossible. As soon as possible, weather permitting, Bertrand Piccard will pilot Si2 to the next stop-over and continue the crossing of the United States.

Photo Credit: Solar Impulse

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