Solar Impulse 2 lands in Tulsa

Posted at 8:44 AM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-14 16:07:28-04

TULSA – The flight scheduled to venture around the world stopped in Tulsa this week.

A solar-powered airplane that landed in Arizona last week stopped in Tulsa on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.

The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Phoenix Goodyear Airport about 3 a.m. Thursday with a destination of Tulsa International Airport around 11 p.m. It departed from northern California in the early hours of May 2 and landed at the airport southwest of Phoenix 16 hours later. Last month, it flew from Hawaii to California.

Track the flight here, and watch it live in the player above.

The flight is part of the first trek around the world solar flight. The “Round-The-World Solar Flight” is meant to demonstrate how modern clean technologies can achieve the impossible.

The public can also register here to visit and take photos of Solar Impulse Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Keep up with the flight here