Saturday, July 23, 2016
SOLAR IMPULSE 2 BEGINS FINAL FLIGHT
Solar Impulse took off for the last leg on the round-the-world solar flight
We are now attempting the last leg of the round-the-world solar flight. Don’t miss out. Bertrand Piccard took off from Cairo, Egypt at 11:28PM UTC on July 23rd and 1:28AM CEST, 7:28PM EDT on July 24th. (Watch the video) It hasn’t been easy for the mission engineers to find a favorable window and it’s looking like a real exploration flight ahead, as we are facing new flight conditions: extreme heat, updrafts and downdrafts.
solarimpulse.com.Take-off was at 1:28 PM Hawaii time, or 7:28PM EDT. The expectation is touchdown in Abu Dhabi around 3AM, before the Sun rises, Tuesday, July 24, Abu Dhabi time.