Solar Impulse 2 Sets Record With 118 Hours Of Continuous Flight
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.