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A final wave goodbye...and then take-off.Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg set off on the 7th stage of his world tour...he's travelling solo across the Pacific Ocean from Ninjing, China to Hawaii...That's over 8-THOUSAND km in six days...120 hours of flying in the zero-fuel planeduring which the 62yo experienced pilot and engineer will only be able to take short naps...SOT BORSCHBERGI know if the situation will be different, compared with the one that we know today. But I think we have tools to adapt and we have the team to identify where to go. So I feel really confident about making it to Hawaii."It's the most perilous stage of the journey...up to now, the experimental aircraft has not stayed more than 24 hours in the air...and it's never flown over the ocean either...Borschberg will be relying on the elements: ideal winds to propel the aircraft forward...and clear skies -- the plane's 17,000 solar panels must be fully charged by sunsetto enable the pilot to fly through the night.In case of an emergency, he'll be forced to abandon the planeand parachute jump into the ocean...The Solar Impulse 2 took off on March the 9th from Abu Dhabi for a world tour...its objective: promoting solar energybut Borschberg expedition could also a feat for the history books... smashing the world record for the longest single seater flight.

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A final wave goodbye...and then take-off.Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg set off on the 7th stage of his world tour...he's travelling solo across the Pacific Ocean from Ninjing, China to Hawaii...That's over 8-THOUSAND km in six days...120 hou

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