Published on April 22nd, 2012 | by CaptainWolfy0
Around the World
When Jules Gabriel Verne wrote “Around the world in 80 days” a lot of people were laughing to him and another bunch of people were thinking that he’s crazy and that’s not possible, well in the time after actually quite a number of people showed that it’s possible, well there are plains now faster than the speed of sound, you can go around the Globe in few days if you wish. But i am not going to talk any more about Julies Verne, i wanted to tell you a story about Slovenian Biologist and natural fighter named Matevž Lenčarić. He is the man who flew around the world for 2 times, you may ask what’s strange there for flying around the world. Well the most interesting part is that he flew alone in small plane named Virus SW914 from Slovenian manufacturer pipistrel
I wouldn’t personally be comfortable flying around the world in this small aircraft
Anyways that wasn’t the most interesting part, well maybe the most interesting but the most impressive part is about to come, he has succeeded to fly around the globe for 2 times with only 18,2 l of fuel. He started his journey on the 8th January so he could show the world how this craft can save you fuel and still take you to any destination you want. On his journey he flew above 60 countries on 6 continents and safely landed back home. His craft was specially designed for this occasion with Rotax 914 s turbo-charger, it can work with extreme temperatures.
His average speed on this journey was 268 km per hour. With his words the mission was a complete success: ” The journey was a bit long and hard, and the weather was rough, but the craft was acting brilliantly, it is one of the best air crafts that i have flew.”
We wish Mr. Matevž Lenčarić best of luck in his next projects, and the question stays would you be so brave to do the same?