Mar 18, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 aircraft to arrive Myanmar

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft will arrive in Myanmar on March 19 and will in Mandalay for three days, according to Ministry of Transport.

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has been marketed as the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power without a drop of fuel.
Myanmar was the only Southeast Asian country chosen for a landing during the aircraft's around-the-globe journey. While the plane is in Myanmar, local students will have the opportunity to learn about the science behind the project and meet the pilots -- Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg -- and discuss renewable energy.

On March 9, 2015, Solar Impulse 2 traveled from Abu Dhabi to Muscat, Oman, before crossing the Arabian Sea to Ahmedabad, India on March 10.
Under the right weather conditions, Solar Impulse 2 is capable of flying over oceans for several days and nights in a row. However, its arrival in Mandalay has been delayed for several days due to cloud cover.

Solar Impulse 2 was initially scheduled to travel 35,000 kilometres around the world in 25 days over the course of roughly 5 months.

After departing Myanmar, it will pass over China and the Pacific Ocean. It will also land in the Midwest region of the United States and either southern Europe or Northern Africa, depending on weather conditions.

Source: Eleven Weekly Media