Aviation News

June 19, 2016

TRACK IT LIVE: Solar Impulse 2 Attempts Transatlantic Flight to Seville.

After a nine day stay at Hangar 19,┬áSolar Impulse will depart New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport for Seville, Spain. The flight, with pilot Bertrand Piccard at the controls, is expected to take 4 days.

The team at Solar Impulse have provided us with widgets that will allow you to track all parameters of the flight in real time. From the current position to the state of the batteries, to the health of pilot Bertrand Piccard, all are visible below for the duration of the flight. Make sure to follow us on Twitter during the flight for live updates. A live stream of our account is below the telemetry data.

(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published a few hours before the flight began. All telemetry data will appear approximately 1 hour before takeoff from Allentown.)

Live map courtesy FlightRadar24.

About the Author

Ben Granucci
Ben Granucci, Senior Editor, is an aviation enthusiast and plane spotter based in New York City. Growing up in Connecticut, he has had his eyes toward the sky for as long as he can remember. He can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter.



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