Solar Impulse 2 was disassembled in Switzerland (Payerne Airfield) during November 2014 and shipped to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) on January 5th 2015. On Al Bateen Executive Airport, welcomed by our Host Partner Masdar, the engineers and mission team have been preparing the departure of the First Round-The-World Solar Flight. Excitement, focus, tension; discover the story of this intense preparation under the burning Arabian sun.

Solar Impulse has taken off for its first flight from Abu Dhabi (Al Bateen Executive Airport, AUH/OMAD) in the United Arab Emirates, to Muscat (Muscat International Airport, MCT/OOMS) in the Sultanate of Oman. The pilot has flown the zero-fuel airplane on about 400km (215NM) for around 12 hours. Masdar, Host Partner for the round-the-world, hosted Solar Impulse during the reassembly of Si2 and the final flight preparations. Masdar City is an example of the shared vision for the use of renewable energy and clean technologies.

Solar Impulse will take off for its second flight from Muscat (Muscat International Airport, MCT/OOMS) in the Sultanate of Oman, to Ahmedabad (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, AMD/VAAH) in the Republic of India. The pilot will fly the zero-fuel airplane on about 1465km (791NM) for an estimated time of 20 hours. The historic port of Muscat is the ideal location to set Si2 up for its first sea crossing onwards to Ahmedabad.

Watch the landing

Watch the take-off