FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN FOLLOWING THE PATH OF THE SOLAR POWERED AIRPLANE, SOLAR IMPULSE. THE SOLAR POWERED AIRPLANE SAFELY LANDED IN STLOUIS AT LAMBERT AIRPORT LAST NIGHT-AFTER A 21 HOUR 21 MINUTE FLIGHT!
Solar Impulse Visit at Lambert – St. Louis Int Airport – 6-7th of June 2013
Solar Impulse St Louis, MO
With the severe weather we have been having in the region lately, I have been concerned for the planes and pilots safety for this monumental occasion. I’m sure that there was some turbulence that the pilot and staff were forced to navigate on the 3rd Leg of the Journey across America from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas to Lambert Field in StLouis. Nevertheless the plane landed safely and can be viewed at the impromptu hanger that was built for the solar powered plane-41 Banshee Rd 63145
Pilot: Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and ChairmanTake off time: June 3nd 04:06AM CDT (UTC-5)Landing time: June 4th 01:28AM CDT (UTC-5)Flight duration: 21h21minAverage ground speed: 49 km/h (26.3 kt)Highest altitude reached: 7,315 m(24,000 ft)Flight Distance: 1040 km (~562 NM)
Here is a link to the directions / map for the Solar Impulse viewing at the Lambert Field
- Take 1-170 to Exit 9A Airport Rd.
- Go west to McDonnell Blvd.
- Go north (right) to Banshee Rd.
- Go west (left) on Banshee for approximately .6 miles
- Signs will be in place at event entrance.
Viewing Times Thursday and Friday-6-7th of June 2013- While the viewing is free pre-registration is required.
In keeping with the green and eco friendly nature of theSolar Powered Plane I plan to take my girls grand-kids to the event via the StLouis Metro Transit use the Metro Trip Planner for a green alternative to view the Solar Powered Plane.
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- Solar Impulse aircraft to arrive tonight at Lambert (stltoday.com)
- Solar plane to get inflatable hangar after Midwest storms (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- Solar plane leaves Texas for St. Louis (fuelfix.com)
- Trans-US solar plane sets off again (bbc.co.uk)
- Solar-powered airplane headed for stop in St. Louis on its flight across U.S. (stltoday.com)