19 Mar 2015

Third and Fourth Solar Impulse Flights Now Completed

The zero-fuel aircraft Solar Impulse continues its journey around the world. After spending several days on the ground in Ahmedabad, India, to have everything ready for the next flights, André Borschberg started the 4th leg of the round-the-world mission at 1:48 am UTC yesterday. He headed to Varanasi (Benares), India, where he landed at 15:03 UTC.

After a short pit-stop, Bertrand Piccard took the controls of the aircraft and took off from Varanasi at 23:52 UTC on 18 March. He landed in Mandalay, Myanmar, today at 13:21 UTC.

The next leg will bring Solar Impulse to Chongqing and Nanjing, China.

(photo credit: Solar Impulse)