This morning, May 3rd, the Swiss built Solar Impulse left Moffett Field in Mountain View, CA on its first leg across the United States. An early morning flight, 6:05am just before sunrise, saw the Solar Impulse lift off heading towards the glow of the morning sun.
The first leg is from Moffett Field, CA to Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, AZ. Pilot Bertrand Piccard did set down the Solar Impulse at 12:30am Saturday morning May 4th at Sky Harbor Airport thus finishing the first leg.
To learn more about this great attempt with solar flight please click here.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6L at 236mm
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