Solar Impulse 2 public event on May 28 is sold out
May 27, 2016
First airplane to fly around the world without using fuel will be on display on Saturday
Allentown, PA – The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority has been notified by Solar Impulse that Saturday’s public event is sold out.
For those individuals who were unable to obtain a ticket, the Solar Impulse team advises to check the website: solarimpulse.com for possible openings from ticket cancellations.
Solar Impulse 2 – the electric plane – powered entirely by solar panels attempting to become the first airplane to fly around the world without using fuel landed at Lehigh Valley International Airport on Wednesday night. There is no timetable on the duration of the stay.
“We are one of six airports across the United to States to welcome Solar Impulse and secure our place in aviation history” said Charles Everett, executive director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.
The aircraft requires near-perfect conditions to fly. Its four electric engines are powered by more than 17,000 solar cells built into its lightweight, super-strong carbon fiber wings.
It took 14 years for Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse 2 Founder and Pilot to help design the plane and embark on its mission with co-pilot, Andre Borschberg. On March 9, 2015, Solar Impulse began its solar journey from Abu Dhabi and has traveled to Oman, India, Myanmar, China and Japan before arriving in Hawaii.
The round-the-world journey of Solar Impulse 2 is heading to New York and is due to arrive back in Abu Dhabi by late July.
Lehigh Valley International Airport is conveniently located near Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania. Allegiant Air, American, Delta and United have 10 nonstop destinations to both leisure destinations and major airline hubs with connections to the world. LVIA’s nonstop destinations include: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Myrtle Beach (seasonal), Newark, Orlando, Punta Gorda and Tampa Bay. For more information on LNAA, visit www.flyabe.com or www.facebook.com/flylvia.