Solar Impulse 2 – ( Solar Thermal Magazine)
One of the Solar Impulse 2, solar powered airplane, Bertrand Piccard landed SI2 in Chongqing after a 20 hour journey. This is the first trip for to Chongqing for Piccard.
Si2 was on hold briefly before landing due to traffic at the very large International Airport of Chongqing.This flight was the second last flight before crossing the Pacific and Bertrand’s last flight before this great challenge.
Combined with a low battery level and poor weather conditions Si2 may be staying at Chongqing International Airport for a while.
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Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is currently undergoing a major expansion effort, with the ambition of obtaining Tier 1 International air hub status and becoming the largest airport in western China by 2035.
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