The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has finished its nearly ending flight, landing in Egypt’s capital, Cairo.
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It took off from the Spanish city of Seville at 04:20 GMT on Monday, taking just over 48 hours to make the trip.
The zero-fuel aircraft is now almost home straight after finishing its quest to citrcle the globe.
André landed Si2 in Egypt for his final flight on the round-the-world. He landed in Cairo, Egypt on July 13th after 48 hours and 50 minutes of flight. Discover the intensity of this moment not only for André and his team, but also for history.
Posted by ELMENS on Friday, July 15, 2016
Its final stop is Abu Dhabi, where the challenge began in March 2015. The two pilots sharing flying duties are each taking one more turn at the controls.
The two record-breaking solo flights of André Borschberg from Nagoya to Hawaii and Bertrand Piccard from Hawaii to San Francisco give a clear message: everybody could use the same technologies on the ground to halve our world’s energy consumption, save natural resources and improve our quality of life. Andre Borschberg did the Seville-Cairo stage, soaring over the pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza before landing.
“The final approach to Cairo was a bit tough but I made it,” he tweeted.
— André Borschberg (@andreborschberg) July 13, 2016
Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, have set out to achieve something that still seems impossible today: the First Round-The-World Solar Flight, powered only by the sun, with no fuel or polluting emissions.
In line with the Piccard Family tradition of scientific exploration and protection of the environment, Solar Impulse wants to demonstrate that clean technologies can achieve impossible goals.
The record breaking solo flight of 5 days and 5 nights without fuel from Nagoya to Hawaii gives a clear message : everybody could use the plane’s technologies on the ground to halve our world’s energy consumption, save natural resources and improve our quality of life. This message is being spread by the pilots to the general public, students, key decision-makers and entrepreneurs all over the world.
You can now win a trip to Abu Dhabi for the landing! Enter here to get a chance to come and see the landing of Solar Impulse when we arrive in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).