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Solar Impulse ll welcomed to Seville Airport by Spanish Air Force

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Solar Impulse ll welcomed to Seville Airport by Spanish Air Force

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Solar Impulse II has landed in the Spain’s Seville Airport after an often turbulent flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

The experimental solar-powered plane was welcomed by the Spanish Air Force’s aerobatic team with an impressive display.

Solar Impulse took off from New York’s JFK Airport on Monday is being piloted by Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard.

The team is flying the aircraft to promote clean energy technologies hopes eventually to complete its circumnavigation in Abu Dhabi where the journey began in March last year.

Founder Andre Borschberg and fellow pilot Bertand Piccard are at the controls for each segment of what they hope will be the first round the world flight powered by the sun.

The plane typically travels about 50 kilometres an hour, although its flight speed can double when exposed to full sunlight.

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