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Final leg of solar powered flight across the USA

Happy Independence Day!

Here is the Google translation of the email I received in French from the Solar Impulse team.
The solar powered plane is flying on the final leg from Moffett Field to New York.
Take off will be this Saturday with landing on Sunday.


Jerry Pohorsky

Solar Impulse will make the final leg of his historic journey across the United States this Saturday, July 6th! Do not miss this event!

Flight Date: Saturday, July 6

Pilot André Borschberg

Takeoff from Washington Dulles airport: about 5:00 (local time = UTC-4)

Arrival at the airport John F. Kennedy New York shortly after 2:00 (local time = UTC-4) on July 7.

A number of activities are planned for the final leg of this epic journey. Enjoy these wonderful moments with us!

The flight will be fully broadcast live Рpreparations for pre-flight pilot landing Рon our website . The event will be punctuated by interviews with team members, including the pilot, Andr̩ Bertrand in the air and on the ground. In addition, the highlights of the mission Across America will be rebroadcast throughout the flight.
The dashboard of the plane: During the flight, a map and a virtual cockpit with the flight data will allow you to track the progress of the unit and put yourself in the driver.
The Solar Impulse pilots make a Google Hangout In Air hosted by Jason Paur (Wired Magazine). Erik Lindbergh, the grand-son of Charles Lindbergh, James Cameron, producer and explorer and American jazz pianist ELEW will we particularly honor to participate. The Hangout will be broadcast by live during the flight at 15:00 (local time = 4-UTC).
Do not lose sight of the solar airplane: If you have time, come and enjoy the Solar Impulse aircraft flying over New York! You can locate the aircraft in real time on our website and on your mobile devices.
Landing: You can choose here the best location to watch the landing of the HB-SIA to JFK.
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the publication in New York (1943) The Little Prince, a work closely tied to the history of aviation, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth offered André Bertrand and scarf yellow and a special badge Antoine de Saint-Exupéry that both pilots wear them during the flight. The original copy of the work of Saint-Exupéry is the Morgan Library & Museum on Madison Avenue.
Open House: The Solar Impulse team has scheduled an open house at JFK International Airport Saturday, July 13 from 15:30 to 19:30, and Sunday, July 14 from 11:00 to 19:30. Click here to register for the open day on Saturday and here for the Sunday.

We welcome you to live with this new adventure!

Solar Impulse team

It may be that the flight director decided to postpone the flight or change the itinerary, even shortly before takeoff. Keep up with the latest news on the website of Solar Impulse.

Solar Impulse Team


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