Solar Impulse 2

Solar Impulse 2

Solar Impulse 2, in its journey around the world, just reached Hawaii, setting new world record.

The electric aircraft was able to fly 118 hours or nearly 5 days and nights non-stop from Japan. That was so far the longest leg of some 5,000 miles.

Nobody has ever flown so long without refueling, at least conventional refueling because Solar Impulse 2 is refueling all the time when the sun doesn't sleep.

"At the controls of Solar Impulse 2, André Borschberg landed safely in Kalaeloa on July 3rd at 05:55 local time, after a perilous non-stop flight of 5 days and nights."

Solar Impulse 2 started in Abu Dhabi four months ago. The solar aircraft will now head continental US, stopping in Phoenix, somewhere in mid-US (city to be determined) and in New York City at JFK.

The flight to Phoenix will take another 4 days and nights.