Solar Impulse 2 completes Phoenix-San Francisco leg of round-the-world flight


SAN FRANCISCO: The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental solar-powered aircraft, landed in Phoenix, Arizona late on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), completing the latest leg of its around the world journey to draw attention to clean energy technologies. Pilot Andre Borschberg put the long, light, propeller-driven aircraft down at Phoenix Goodyear Airport at 8:55 pm (0355 GMT) after a 15 hour, 52 minute flight from Moffet Airfield southeast of San Francisco. “I made it to #Phoenix, what an amazing flight over the Mojave Desert to promote #futureis clean,” Borschberg said on Twitter. The plane had been in California for a week since crossing the Pacific in an approximately 60-hour flight to land in Mountain View.


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