Thursday 19th March 2015

Solar Impulse completes its 3rd leg of Round-The-World Solar Flight, landing in Varanasi. The innovative solar powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), successfully completed its third leg of the Round-The-World Solar Flight after departing Ahmedabad (India) at 7:18 am local time India (1:48 am GMT) and arriving in Varanasi (India) at 8:33 pm local time (3:03 pm GMT) after a 13 hours and 15 minutes flight. Bertrand and I were welcomed in Varanasi by Indian host partner Aditya Birla Group, where the team will make a pit-stop to change pilots before taking off for its fourth flight to Mandalay (Myanmar) at 5:30 pm local time (0:00 am GMT). We will stay at least two days in Myanmar before continuing to alternate flying the zero-fuel airplane around the globe.