Solar Impulse Returns from Morocco

By EV Worldwire

After a particularly tactically challenging flight, the Solar Impulse aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg has completed its leg connecting Africa to Europe, landing in Madrid-Barajas International airport at 01:19 AM (UTC+2), Saturday 7 July.

With Bertrand Piccard at the controls, the Solar Impulse airplane took-off yesterday morning at 06:17 (UTC+1) from Rabat-Salé International airport (Morocco). After flying towards Tangier and over the Strait of Gibraltar, the solar aircraft steered in the direction of Seville. Because of strong crosswinds over the Iberian Peninsula, the pilot found a holding area west of Seville where he waited for the right moment to continue his journey towards Toledo. After a flight lasting a total of 17 hours, Bertrand Piccard safely landed the prototype at 01:19 AM (UTC+2) in Spain’s capital city of Madrid… Read more


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