31 May '15, 5pm

Solar Impulse 2 Is Airborne, Flying From China To Hawaii (Live Video)

With André’s flight to Hawaii, the goal is to prove that the impossible is achievable. This first leg of the Pacific crossing will validate years of technological, operational and pilot training strategies. Does Solar Impulse 2 have the capability to make this first ocean crossing and then succeed with the rest of the round-the-world journey? Will the Pilot’s endurance training suffice to enable him to withstand the complexities and challenges of a long non-stop flight? And are the weather and operational choices for an experimental airplane, which is as wide as a jumbo jet and as lights as a car, hence sensitive to turbulence, the right ones?

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/05/31/solar-impulse-2-airbo...

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