Solar Impulse Coming to Texas

May 15, 2013 No Comments by

The world’s only 100-percent solar aircraft will fly into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport this week and will be on display for aviation enthusiasts at an event tentatively scheduled for noon Saturday.

Swiss pilots Andre Borshberg and Bertand Piccard will be the first to pilot a solar aircraft across the country. D/FW Airport is the third stop in the cross-country journey from the west coast to the east coast. The Solar Impulse started its journey going from San Francisco to Phoenix. From Dallas, the plane will make stops in St. Louis, Washington D.C. and New York City.

The flight from Phoenix to North Texas will take about 20 hours at about 40 mph. The landing will likely occur late at night or early in the morning when winds are calmer.

For the complete story by Nicholas Sakelaris of the Dallas Business Journal, click here.

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