Solar Impulse is leaving the Bay Area this morning on the beginning of its trip across America without using any fuel. The first stop will be Pheonix. My rough estimate (totally fabricated) is that it will take them between 13 and 18 hours to make the trip, depending on winds and the exact route they take. The fun part is that you can monitor the flight live at http://live.solarimpulse.com and see exactly where they are.
This is the path they are planning to take over the course of about a month:
- Moffett Airfield (Mountain View, CA)
- Sky Harbor International Airport (Phoenix, AZ)
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Dallas, TX)
- Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (St. Louis, MO)
- Dulles International Airport (Washington D.C.)
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City)
We will be sorry to see them go. We had a memorable visit of Solar Impulse and were able to see the plane fly over our house on its way up to San Francisco last week. It was right up there with some of the other amazing things that we've seen from right here at Digital Diner.
Best of luck Bertrand and André. Safe journey. We're all up there with you. Just remember, don't fly too close to the sun, and whatever else happens, you'll be fine as long as you stick the landing.
More info at Solar Impulse