Saturday, 6 August 2016

Solar plane circles the globe without using any fuel!

First Leg

Solar Impulse 2 lands with pilot Andre Boschberg at the helm to finish the first leg of its historic round-the-world journey that began in Abu Dhabi on 9 March 2015.

Power Of The Sun

The high-tech plane floats over Muscat near the beginning of its global circumnavigation. The section part of the flight took the aircraft from Muscat to Ahmedebad, India.

Ready For Take Off

Solar Impulse prepares to take off for the third of its 17 journeys that made up its round-the-world trip. This leg crossed India from Ahmedebad to Varanasi. 

In The Cockpit

Pilot Bertrand Piccard makes the last checks before part four of Solar Impulse’s global circumnavigation, flying from Varanasi, India to Mandalay, Myanmar.

Night Flight

Solar Impulse 2 flies over Inwa, the ancient imperial capital in the region of Mandalay, Myanmar during the leg five of the first round-the-world solar flight.

Up In The Air

The aircraft waits to take off from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, China, heading for Nanjing, China.

Ready For Take Off

Yasemine Borschberg waves a Japanese flag as Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Nagoya Komaki airport, with her husband Andre Borschberg as the pilot. Tis eight leg of the journey took the plane to Hawaii.

Taking Wing

The giant wings of Solar Impulse 2 are seen as it glides over the coast of Hawaii, en route to San Fransisco.

Mid-Flight Selfie

Pilot Andre Borschberg enjoys a snack in the cockpit during part 10 of his epic journey. Here the plane is travelling from San Fransisco to Phoenix.

In To Land

Solar Impulse 2 heads back down to earth in Tulsa, completing the 11th leg of its journey.

View From The Cockpit

Pilot AndrĂ© Borschberg takes a picture of the Mississippi River on his way to Dayton, Ohio from Tulsa.

Extreme Selfie

Pilot Bertrand Riccard takes a break from navigating the plane to take a sky-high selfie as he travels to Lehigh Valley from Ohio.

City Lights

The lights of New York City twinkle as Solar Impulse 2 glides over the skyscrapers en route to JFK airport.

Fly By

The fifteenth part of Solar Impulse 2′s journey want from the U.S. over to Sevilla, Spain.

World Wonder

Egypt’s pyramids peek out of a cloud of dust as Solar Impulse 2 flies high above them.

Record Breakers

Pilots Bertrrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg celebrate after landing in Abu Dhabi to finish the first around the world flight without the use of fuel.

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