Watch Solar Impulse Plane Fly From Silicon Valley To Phoenix, Live
Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane attempting to journey around the world is currently in the air. Pilot André Borschberg took off from an airfield in Silicon Valley this morning, and is currently en route to Phoenix, Arizona, powered only by the sun.
Solar Impulse 2’s journey started last year in Dubai, but after battery troubles in Hawaii the team was forced to delay their journey until this spring. They successfully flew from Hawaii to California two weeks ago, and are swiftly moving across the country–you can watch today’s flight in the live feed above.
On the live feed you can watch the airplane as it progresses along the journey, with the feed switching regularly between cameras positioned on the plane’s wings and in the cockpit. The feed will also occasionally show the progress of the plane on a map, just like a flight tracker on a commercial airplane. You can also listen in on the chatter between the pilot and ground control, and check out their online logbook for highlights.
If you can’t watch right this second, or you want to tune in and out during the day, don’t worry, you have plenty of time. The trip is expected to take 16 hours and 23 minutes and will land in Phoenix at around 12:23 AM (eastern time) tomorrow.