- Moffett Airfield (Mountain View, CA)
- Sky Harbor International Airport (Phoenix, AZ)
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Dallas, TX)
- Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (St. Louis, MO)
- Dulles International Airport (Washington D.C.)
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City)
The most difficult choice was our third stopover, which was torn between St. Louis (MO), Atlanta (GA) and Nashville (TN). For various reasons, including one very historical one, St. Louis was elected as the official third stopover. The Spirit of St. Louis, piloted by Charles Lindbergh, was the first aircraft to successfully undertake the crossing of the Atlantic in 1927. The 3,600 mile flight (5’800 km) started from Roosevelt Field on New York’s Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris. Although the aircraft was built in San Diego, it got its name in honor of the St. Louis Raquette Club - who financed the construction of the aircraft - and because it was Lindbergh’s residence at the time.
It looks like the next possible date for the kick-off of the 2013 Across America mission could be this Friday, May 3rd! Weather conditions permitting, the flight would take off from Moffett Airfield to Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix (AZ). It will be an early departure, most likely before 6 am local time (UTC-7) with a landing after midnight local Phoenix time (UTC-7).
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Here below wonderful video of Solar Impulse over the San Francisco bay for the Across America 2013 itinerary: