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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SOLAR IMPULSE WILL ARRIVE IN HAWAII ON FRIDAY


Solar Impulse 2 left Japan Sunday morning at 8AM Hawaii time and should arrive at Kalaeloa Airport, Barbers Point, Honolulu, on Friday:


After the plane gets here, next stop, Phoenix.

You'd think all the pilot does is sit around and gain weight, but the stress and physical strain are such that he needs to eat 3500 kcal/day, about 7.5 double cheeseburgers, and drink just about a gallon of fluids/day.  The food is mushed up by Nestle, and, typical might be mushroom risotto and tomatoes/parsley/mint/onion salad..squashed.  There is no heating and temperatures can reach minus 40 degrees F.  Keep track of the flight at Solar Impulse 2.  You can listen in on communications, which seems to be in French.  At this posting:

TIME OF DEPARTURE28/06/2015 18:03 UTC
FLIGHT TIME2d 1h 22m 26s
DISTANCE3338 km
ALTITUDE5165 ft (1574 m)
BATTERIES CHARGE35%
GROUND SPEED15.3 KTS

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Tropical Depression Chan-hom has popped up in the region of the Federal States of Micronesia, where computer models show a strengthening into a Category 2 and path in the direction of Guam and Northern Mariana Islands:


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