Solar Impulse Has Successfully Arrived At Historic St. Louis!


Dear Friends, Visitors/Viewers/Readers,

(Please click on red link below, as we continue with this series on Solar Plane-Solar Impulse Across America’s mission)

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has arrived in St. Louis safely. I’d like to share with you, below, the video of the take off from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport for the flight to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

Below are some of the flight information, also available at

Flight: Dallas KDFW – St. Louis KSTL

Pilot: Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman

Take off time: June 3nd 04:06AM CDT (UTC-5)

Landing time: June 4th 01:28AM CDT (UTC-5)

Flight duration: 21h21min

Average ground speed: 49 km/h (26.3 kt)

Highest altitude reached: 7 315 m(24 000 ft)

Flight Distance: 1040 km (~562 NM)

St. Louis was chosen as the destination for the third leg of this Across America mission for historic and symbolic reasons. St. Louis is best known for the “Spirit of St. Louis

Spirit of St. Louis (by Ad Meskens)

who, piloted by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 completed the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris. This flight was made possible by St. Louis businessmen including the namesake of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Albert Bond Lambert.


Two open house days will be organized so hurry up and sign up here for Thursday June 6th between 9 AM and 12 PM or Friday June 7th between 9 AM and 1 PM.

Places are limited and handed out on a first comes, first serves basis.

There is much work involved behind the scene of The Solar Impulse Team. Please also visit these sites below:

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  4. JOIN THE CHALLENGE (find out how you can become a Solar Impulse Friend/Adventurer/Innovator/Explorer/Pioneer)

Stay tuned in for more in our future posts.

~have a bright and sunny day~

Gathered & posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker

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