Prečkanje Pacifika zaključeno

Matevž Lenarčič je prečkal Tihi Ocean. Sam, v majhnem ultralahkem letalu virus SW 914, slovenskega proizvajalca Pipistrela.

lenarcic_glw_0166.jpgPoletel je iz Concepciona v čŒilu in za prvo etapo do Velikonočnega otoka, ki je 3700 km daleč, je potreboval 15 ur in 4 minute. Let je bil relativno miren in brez posebnih vremenskih neprilik.

V drugi etapi je poletel iz Velikonočnega otoka do Totegegie, kar je 2271 km proč. Ob koncu te druge etape je naletel na močno in zahtevno nevihto in za vse je bilo veliko olajšanje, ko je pristal.

Tretja etapa je bila proti Tahitiju. Polet je bil dolg 1692 km in za to je Matevž porabil 6 ur in 20 minut.

čŒetrta etapa do Cookovih otokov je bila nekoliko krajša. 4 ure in 30 minut je bilo potrebnih za preleteno razdaljo 1.140 km.

Pred nekaj minutami pa smo lahko prisostvovali pristanku na Novi Zelandiji na letališču v Aucklandu. Peta in neverjetna etapa, ki je bila dolga 3098 km, je Matevža zadržala v zraku dobrih 13 ur. Vendar je bil pristanek toliko bolj srečen!

čŒe seštejemo kilometre in ure, vidimo, da je Matevž pri prečkanju južnega Pacifiškega oceana preletel 11.901 km in za to potreboval okoli 50 letalnih ur!

čŒestitke, Matevž!!

  

THE CROSSING OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS FINISHED!

lenarcic_glw_0218.jpgMatevž Lenarčič has crossed the Pacific Ocean. Alone, in small ultralight aircraft Virus SW 914, made by Pipistrel Slovenia.

Mr. lenarčič took off from Concepcion, Chile.The first stage was a 3,700 km long flight to Easter Island. It took 15 hours and 4 minutes and the it was relatively peaceful and uneventful.

In the second stage, Matevž flew from Easter Island to Totegegie (French Polynesia) which is 2,271 km away.

By the end of the second stage of the flight he ran into an area of stormy weather which was very very difficult to cross. It was a big relief for everyone to him land safely that evening.

The third stage was a flight from Totegegie to Tahiti - 1,692 km of distance, which he covered in and 6 hours and 20 minutes of flying.

Fourth stage was a slightly shorter flight to the Cook Islands. The flight distance was 1,140 km and Matevž needed 4h and 30 minutes.

A few minutes ago, we have just witnessed the last, fifth leg of this incredible ocean crossing, a 3,098 km, 13 hours flight to New Zeland.

Altogether, while crossing the South Pacific Ocean Matevž flew 11,901 km. It took him around 50 flight hours.

Congratulations Matevž!

Foto: www.worldgreenflight.com