Solar Impulse Round-The-World Flight


Solar Impulse 2 is the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel.

Solar Impulse 2 returned safely to Abu Dhabi on 26 July 2016 to successfully complete its historic round the world flight without using a drop of fuel.

The first aircraft to circumnavigate the globe using only solar power, Solar Impulse 2 touched down at 04:05 to a rapturous reception at Al Bateen Executive Airport in the UAE capital, returning to the city where its historic adventure began.

Solar Impulse 2 began its epic journey from Abu Dhabi in March 2015, with stopovers in Oman, India, Myanmar, China, Japan, the United States, Spain and Egypt.

Over the course of its journey, the aircraft has set no fewer than 19 world records, including the world's longest solar-powered flight in terms of both time (117 hours, 52 minutes) and distance (8,924 km). It completed more than 500 flight hours, cruising at altitudes of up to 9,000 metres at average speeds of between 45 km/h and 90 km/h.