Solar Impulse 2 takes off on final leg of epic flight

The solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Cairo on it’s way to Abu Dhabi, on the final leg of an epic challenge

Solar Impulse 2
From the Solar Impulse 2 website: “Our adventure in 2015 started the attempt of the First Round-The-World Solar Flight, from Abu Dhabi to Hawaii, already achieving the longest solo solar flight ever achieved in aviation history. The flight team must overcome technical, human and operational challenges that have never been faced before. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, our two Pilots and Founders, will continue to fly around the world with no fuel in 2016. With their solar aircraft, a flying laboratory full of clean technologies, they will continue to promote the use of renewable energies and energy efficiency on the ground, for a better quality of life.” Image courtesy of euronews.

An aircraft powered by solar energy alone has left Egypt on the last leg of the first ever fuel-free flight around the world. Solar Impulse 2 climbed out of Cairo on Sunday in darkness, bound for Abu Dhabi – a journey that’s expected to take between 48 and 72 hours. The carbon fibre plane –… Continue reading Solar Impulse 2 takes off on final leg of epic flight