Solar Impulse 2 which took off from Abu Dhabi the 9th of March is an airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel.

Solar Impulse 2, the first solar powered plane took off for its first leg to Muscat from Abu Dhabi on its round-the-world flight

Abu Dhabi has once again made history by the departure of the first solar power plane, Solar Impulse 2. Headed to Muscat from Abu Dhabi Al Bateen Executive Airport, it is the first attempt to circumnavigate the Earth in an exclusively solar-powered plane. Estimated to take 10 hours, flying the first leg is chief engineer Andre Borschberg. This is the first plane flying solely on solar power and will complete its entire journey by landing back in Abu Dhabi in a period of 5 months.

Watch history in making as the plane takes off in the video below.

Why Abu Dhabi?

An initiative by Masdar, this flight is a means of spreading a message of promoting clean technology to the world and the generations to come. The Solar Impulse crew and entire team have been hosted by Masdar and Abu Dhabi Government for the entire length of the program including the training and testing period.

To find out more about it watch the video below.

You can also follow and keep track of the entire journey as Solar Impulse 2 flies over the world by bookmarking the official website
© Photo : Solar Impulse


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