Solar Plane Lands in Spain After 3-day Atlantic Crossing

An airplane powered solely by the sun landed safely in Seville in Spain early on Thursday 23 June after an almost 3-day flight across the Atlantic from New York in one of the longest legs of the first ever fuel-less flight around the world.

This is one of the best single-seat Solar Impulse 2 touched down shortly after 7.30 a.m. local time in Seville after leaving J.F. Kennedy International Airport at about 2.30 a.m. EDT on 20 June 2016.

This flight is just over 71 hours was the 15th leg of the round-the-world journey by the plane piloted in turns by Swiss aviators Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg.

If we look at the speed of this plane, then it is cruising speed of estimated 70 kilometers per hour, similar to an average car, the plane has more than 17,0000 solar cells built in to wings with a span bigger than that of a Boeing 747.

Category: News, TechnologyTags: