It was not an easy decision for us to postpone the flight. We would like to thank everyone for their excitement and continued support on this adventure. Our engineers will continue to work hard on identifying an open weather window to finish this round-the-world tour.
Bertrand Piccard will takeoff with Si2 from Cairo, Egypt on July 16th at 22:00 UTC, 11:00PM CET, 6:00PM EDT. The flight is expected to last 48 hours, completing the round-the-world solar flights upon touch down in Abu Dhabi. This is your last chance to be a part of this adventure - we have an entire live experience set up for you with a live television show with important interviews and essential information, and a virtual cockpit where you can follow the flight path, energy level, pilot’s vitals - all on solarimpulse.com.
Earlier this week the Solar Impulse 2 (SI2) flew around the Great Pyramid:
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