Solar Impulse across America

A 6,503 km flight without using a single drop of fuel

  Final leg Washington D.C to New-York - Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg at the arrival of Solar Impulse at JFK

Mission accomplished for solvay with solar impulse! 

Solar Impulse completed its coast-to-coast flight across the USA when it touched down in New York Saturday July 6, 2013 at 11:09 pm local time.


My first words are for Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg. It is with great pleasure that we welcome them in triumph at the end of an outstanding scientific and human adventure that we have actively supported over the past 9 years. Because we share the same values, because we are determined to contribute to a better future, we are proud to have played a part in the success of this project. We are already prepared to support Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg in their forthcoming challenge to fly around the world in 2015. I would like to thank the Solar Impulse teams for making our dreams come true!” said Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chairman of Solvay’s Executive Committee.

Across America at a glance

  Solar Impulse across America
A coast-to-coast flight across the United States from east to west, from San Francisco to Phoenix (Arizona), and Dallas (Texas), St. Louis (Missouri), Washington and New York.

May 3rd, 2013: First leg San Francisco/Moffett Airfield – Phoenix/Sky Harbor 
May 22nd, 2013: Second leg Phoenix/Sky Harbor – Dallas/Fort Worth 
June 3rd, 2013: Third leg Dallas/Fort Worth – Lambert-St. Louis
June 15th, 2013: Fourth leg stopover city – Washington DC/Dulles 
July 6th, 2013: Fifth and last leg Washington DC/Dulles – New York/JFK