Friday, March 20, 2015

Solar Impulse Airplane - Landing in Myanmar - #RTW Attempt

Following text are from SOLAR IMPULSE youtube channel.
Streamed live on Mar 19, 2015
Bertrand Piccard is landing in Mandalay (Myanmar) at 7:30 pm local time (1:00 pm UTC). 
This flight allow to test the stabilisation and augmentation system, as well as the oxygen as he climbs up to 27,000 feet. This flight broke a record in terms of speed going up to 117 knots pushed by tail winds. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will stay at least two days in Myanmar before continuing to alternate flying the zero-fuel airplane around the globe. 

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