Tulsans gather to check out Solar Impulse 2

Posted at 12:59 PM, May 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-15 14:36:02-04

TULSA - Spectators from all over Tulsa visited Solar Impulse 2 as the aircraft remained housed at Tulsa International Airport Sunday.

The solar-powered aircraft slated with the goal to fly around the world made it's latest appearance in Tulsa.

Sunday, Solar Impulse 2 remained grounded as crews waited for the threat of heavy winds to pass. According to a spokesperson, the aircraft is unable to take off in heavy wind due to its light weight.

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The aircraft weighs only as much as an empty family-sized car.

A spokesperson with the crew says the aircraft's goal isn't to fly around the world within a certain time frame, but instead to study how the Sun's power can be harnessed on the ground. The aircraft has been compared to a flying laboratory, finding and studying new ways to put the Sun's power to use.

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