Solar Impulse crosses the Pacific

The Solar Impulse has just completed the Pacific Crossing. A new milestone is achieved for solar in aviation.

Bertrand Piccard just pushed through the night sky, gently kissing the runway with a smooth landing at Moffett Airfield, California at 6:44AM UTC, 8:44AM CET on April 24th, and 11:44PM PT on April 23rd. He left Kalaeloa Airport at 4:15PM UTC, 6:15PM CET, 6:15AM PT on April 21st for a flight that lasted a total of 62 hours. This flight marked both the completion of the Pacific Crossing that André initiated last July and the continuation of the round-the-world solar flights.