Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov flew from Moscow airfield Severka in Yevpatoria (Crimea) on the experimental aircraft. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
The aircraft called “Flying Laboratory” with a wingspan of 25 meters equipped with flexible solar panels domestic production and energy storage systems. The weight of the aircraft is only 900 pounds. In a statement on his personal website traveler States that this aircraft is created specially for working out of technological solutions, which will be implemented during the construction of a solar-powered aircraft for round-the-world flight.
In flight Konyukhova scheduled stops in Voronezh and Rostov-on-don. The traveler will accompany the head of Federation of glider sports of Russia Sergey Rabchinsky.
In may it was reported that Konyukhov said on deadlines continue his circumnavigation by rowing boat. The traveler said that they will continue the circumnavigation on a rowing boat in 2020. The next stage is the journey from Chile to Australia and from there to New Zealand. The route “close the circuit” and will make the journey around the world. A pause in the circumnavigation of the grooms explained the adverse weather conditions in the southern hemisphere (currently there is a winter and storm season) and the fact that his rowing boat “Akros” at the moment, being renovated.
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