Cairo, Egypt, July 13th 2016: Solar Impulse successfully landed in Cairo after 2 days of flight with André Borschberg at the controls. Departed from Abu Dhabi on march 9th 2015, the Round-the-World Solar Flight will take 500 flight hours and cover 35’000 km. Swiss founders and pilots, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg hope to demonstrate how pioneering spirit, innovation and clean technologies can change the world. The duo will take turns flying Solar Impulse 2, changing at each stop and will fly over the Arabian Sea, to India, to Myanmar, to China, across the Pacific Ocean, to the United States, over the Atlantic Ocean to Southern Europe or Northern Africa before finishing the journey by returning to the initial departure point. Landings will be made every few days to switch pilots and organize public events for governments, schools and universities.

Foto: Solar Impulse

Foto: Solar Impulse

Foto: Solar Impulse

“O Egito foi o primeiro país, há 2.800 anos, onde o faraó Amenofis IV adorou o Sol, foi o primeiro lugar onde o Sol se transformou em um deus, no único deus, portanto acredito ser muito simbólico”, afirmou o piloto e diretor do projeto, Bertrand Piccard.

Foto: Solar Impulse

Foto: Solar Impulse

Foto: Solar Impulse

Foto: Solar Impulse

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