Aloha!Solar Impulse 2 又再創下一個紀錄了,這架全太陽能飛機及其機師 André Borschberg 已於夏威夷的本地時間 7 月 3 號早上 5 時 55 分降落在當地的 Kalaeloa 機場。SI2 由日本名古屋飛往夏威夷的過程中,共費時 117 小時零 52 分鐘,飛了大約 7,200 公里,明顯地是全太陽能飛機中的第一,更不要忘記它日前已拿下有史以來滯空時間最長的紀錄。

在飛行的過程中,機師 Borschberg 每 24 小時內只能休息 5 次,每次更只有 20 分鐘;休息時飛機會由自動駕駛系統控制。飲食方面,他每日會吃下 5.2 磅的食物、喝下 2.5L 的水和 1L 的運動飲品;為了保持身體健康和避免因久坐而出現問題,他更會每日做 30 至 45 分鐘的瑜珈。接下來,SI2 的下一站就是美國亞利桑那州鳳凰城,但 Solar Impulse 2 的團隊會先在夏威夷做一下推廣活動,下一次起飛時間尚待公佈。


Hawaii, United States of America, June 28, 2015: Solar Impusle 2 lands in Hawaii  with Andr� Borschberg at the controls. The First Round-the-World Solar Flight will take 500 flight hours and cover 35�000 km, over five months. Swiss founders and pilots, Bertrand Piccard and Andr� 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.