XCom Global, a proud supporter of Solar Impulse, is pleased to announce that the team has successfully flown more than 6,000 kilometers to reach China from their starting point of Abudhabi. This unique plane, powered solely by the sun, is continuing on its quest to make world history by completing the First Round-The-World Solar Flight.
Solar Impulse touched down in Chongqing (China) on March 30 after being flown by pilot, Bertrand Piccard, for 20 hours and 29 minutes and covering the 1459 kilometers between Mandalay (Myanmar) and China. The landing was challenging and delayed due to strong winds and intense airport traffic.
Now the Solar Impulse team is looking for the right weather conditions to take to the skies again to head out on leg 6 bound for Nanjing.
In the meantime, XCom Global is keeping the ground crew connected with our World Wi-Fi hotspots. You can track Solar Impulse on their historical flight by viewing their logbook: http://www.solarimpulse.com/rtw