Public can view solar-powered aircraft in April

The public is invited to get an up-close view of the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft that’s making its way around the world.

It’ll be on display on Saturday, April 2, at the Kalaeloa Airport in Kapolei between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Visitors will also be able to meet the crew behind the historic flight.

Those interested in attending the event are urged to register online, which includes accepting a waiver granting Solar Impulse SA and their affiliates the right to use photos, video, and other materials taken at the event for promotional purposes.

On the day of the event, attendees who registered in advance will save time upon arrival by presenting a printout of their registration or by showing it on their smartphone. Those who have not registered prior to the event will not be able to utilize the express line.

Please note that the date of the event may need to be changed to Sunday, April 3, depending on the possibility of the plane leaving the hangar for training flights linked to weather conditions.

The aircraft has been on Oahu since July 2015. Officials say its departure to begin the next leg of its worldwide flight to Phoenix, Arizona was been delayed due to battery damage.

The last time the Solar Impulse 2 was on public view, between 3,000-4,000 people showed up.

For more information on the Solar Impulse’s mission and journey around the world, click here.

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