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Solar Impulse 2 lands in Tulsa

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) landed in Tulsa International Airport, Oklahoma, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls, on 12 May at 11:15pm local time (UTC-5) after taking off from Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Arizona, the same morning at 3:05am local time (UTC-7).
The flight, that took 18 hours 10 minutes and 975.55 miles (1’570 km) at a maximum altitude of 22’000 feet (6’706 m) and average speed of 53.68 mph (86.40 km/h), is part of the attempt to achieve the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight, the goal of which is to demonstrate how modern clean technologies can achieve the impossible. As soon as possible, weather permitting, André Borschberg will pilot Si2 to the next stop-over and continue the crossing of the United States.

Flight report: Leg 11 – Phoenix Goodyear Airport (AZ) to Tulsa International Airport (OK)

Pilot: Bertrand Piccard, Initiator, Chairman and pilot of Solar Impulse
Take-off: 3:05am local time Phoenix, AZ on 12 May 2016 (10:05am UTC on 12 May 2016)
Landing: 11:15pm local time Tulsa, OK on 12 May 2016 (4:15am UTC on 13 May 2016)
Flight time: 18 hours and 10 minutes
Maximum altitude: 22’000 ft (6’706 m)
Average speed: 53.68 mph (86.40 km/h)
Flight distance covered: 975.55 mi (1’570 km)


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