Slovenian Pilots First Eco Ultra Light Flight Around World
A Slovenian biologist named Matevz Lenarcic has undertaken the challenge to fly around the world an eco-friendly Ultra Light airplane.
The aircraft used by Lenarcic is the Virus SW914, made by Pipistrel and a recent winner of the NASA award for most energy-efficient plane. Using this 3 axis aircraft, which weighs only 290kg, the pilot aims to fly over 80 000km using the smallest amount of fuel per distance flown. This means he will cross seven continents, 120 national parks, three oceans, and cross the equator six times in two and a half months - all using only 350 litres of fuel for each 4000 kilometres.
Catch up with the latest news and current location of the Eco Ultra Light Plane at the official website worldgreenflight.com.