Friday, July 03, 2015

Solar plane breaks longest solo flight record over Pacific

Imagine all airlines using solar powered aircrafts.. cheaper prices for plane tickets, right? An aircraft attempting to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun's energy has broken a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight, the project team said.  
The Solar Impulse 2, which took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of its journey, has shattered the solo-flight record threshold of 76 hours while crossing the Pacific.
The plane, which has a wingspan bigger than a jumbo jet, is expected to land in Hawaii around 14:30 GMT on Friday.

Solar Impulse 2, piloted alternatively by Swiss explorers Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard, set off on its 35,000km journey around the world from Abu Dhabi on March 9.
Since leaving Abu Dhabi, Solar Impulse 2 has flown seven legs of 13 in an attempt to be the first single manned solar-powered plane to fly around the world.
The plane is powered entirely by the 17,248 solar panels on its wings.

3 comments :

  1. Hmmmm i won't board this plane for anything in the world..



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  2. I'll so rock the plane #winks

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  3. That's great innovation tho. But I can't fly in it sha

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