The solar plane that started last year to its unique around the world tour has today landed in Silicon Valley.
Starting from Abu Dhabi with a longer winter stop in Hawaii it resumed the tour again and made several new
Of course the super light plane (2.5 tons) with a span width of more than a Jumbo Jet has not used a drop of
kerosene but is using only solar power - made the first night flight as well and repeated this since the start
to the world tour last year.
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Leg 10 from San Francisco to Phoenix - landing tomorrow May 3rd.
Start will be 12 UTC.
The flight is expected to take 16 hours and 23 minutes, crossing
720 miles over the Mojave Desert and will arrive in Phoenix
Goodyear Airport at around 4:23AM UTC.
After crossing USA from West to East, Solarimpulse (pilot B. Piccard) landed at the East Coast near New York.
Total cumulated distance now: 29 572 km with more than 380 hours... not really a Concord flight!
But no drop of Kerosene used.