Solar Impulse Lands in New York

Solar Impulse 2 Statue of Liberty
Image courtesy of the Solar Impulse Team.

Solar Impulse 2 has landed at JFK airprt in New York after a flight that lasted just over 5 hours from Legigh Valley, Pennsylvania.   This flight marked the huge completion of a huge milestone  for the solar powered airplane’s  journey around the world.

The Solar Impluse crew felt it was symbolic to end their flight to New York City by flying over the Statue of Liberty.  “The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of American values: the liberty to be a pioneer, the freedom to explore and invent. It welcomes travellers who arrive in this country, and flying over it was a tribute we paid for the special welcome we received at each destination.” André Borschberg.

Unfortunately, the Solar Impulse 2 Team are unable to host a public visit of the plane at JFK airport due to very busy nature of the airport. But solar fans will be able to catch a glimpse of Si2 when it takes off for the crossing of the Atlantic.

When will that be? They have no idea yet. The Monaco Mission Control Center has already started looking for a clear weather window to cross the pond. The landing will be somewhere between Ireland and Morocco, destinations include Ireland, France, Portugal, Spain, and Morocco.

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