Friday 3 May could start cross-America flight
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Solar Impulse could start flying across the US Friday 3 May, if conditions are right, the Payerne-based group said 1 May.
It also announced its itinerary Wednesday morning. The flight will be done in stages, with stopovers in:
- Moffett Airfield (Mountain View, CA)
- Sky Harbor International Airport (Phoenix, AZ)
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Dallas, TX)
- Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (St. Louis, MO)
- Dulles International Airport (Washington D.C.)
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City)
The Solar Impulse team says “its ultimate goal is to fly around the world”, probably in 2015. The plane completed the world’s first solar 26-hour day and night flight in 2010. In 2011 Solar Impulse flew to Brussels (Belgium) and Paris (France) and in 2012, the HB-SIA prototype completed the first intercontinental flight connecting Europe to Africa.
This year Solar Impulse is attempting a coast-to-coast flight across the United States, from west to east.
Details about the flight and the selection of stopovers.