Solar Impulse’s most difficult destination yet: Ouarzazate, Morocco

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  • Last preparation before take-off. © Solar Impulse | Jean Revillard
  • Last exchange between André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard before take-off. © Solar Impulse | Jean Revillard
  • Take off from Rabat. © Solar Impulse | Jean Revillard
  • Bertrand Piccard, Sahl Benyetou (Governor of the Province of Ouarzazate) and Abderrahim Drissi (President of the municipal council). © Solar Impulse | Jean Revillard 20120621_crossingfrontiers_2ndflightrabat-ouarzazate_abdelariamari Andre Borschberg tente aujourd'hui de relier a nouveau la ville de ouarzazate depuis rabat avec l'avion Solaire Solar impulse HB-SIA bertrand Piccard Montre l'avion en approche dans le ciel de ouarzazate
  • Landing in Ouarzazate. © Solar Impulse | Jean Revillard
  • Crowd welcoming the landing of the HB-SIA. © Solar Impulse | Jean Revillard
  • Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg and Mustapha Bakkoury (President of Management Board of MASEN) after the landing in Ouarzazate. © Solar Impulse | Jean Revillard
  • Bertrand Piccard, Mustapha Bakkoury (President of Management Board of MASEN) and André Borschberg after landing in Ouarzazate. © Solar Impulse | Jean Revillard
  • André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard dancing with Moroccans. © Solar Impulse | Jean Revillard
Date:12 July 2012 Tags:, ,

After a first failure to reach Ouarzazate, Solar Impulse — the first aircraft designed to fly day and night without requiring fuel and without producing carbon emissions — successfully completed its flight to Morocco’s Southern region of Ouarzazate on 22 June 2012. This was Solar Impulse’s most difficult destination yet due to the hot and arid desert climate marked by turbulence and high winds. Watch highlights of the take-off and landing…