Round-the-World Flight Gauges CO2 Levels in the Atmosphere

How many of you have dreamt of a solitary journey around the world? It’s sure to be exciting and adventurous. Environmentalist and biologist Matevz Lenarcic fromSerbiahas attempted one such journey. Not strictly a fun trip, this journey was a part of a scientific project that aimed at measuring the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

The nature photographer selected the fastest ultra-light motor glider Virus-SW914 for his adventure trip. The aircraft that weighed 750 kg and equipped with digital memory card to store data on the environmental state of the planet took him around 55 countries.

This green light World Flight mission aimed at burning the smallest amount of fuel. Started in early 2012, he headed forTanzania,Mozambique,South Africa,Namibia,Angola,Congo,Cameroon,Central African Republic,Chad,NigerandLibya.

The flight mission also visited more than 120 natural parks and hundreds of natural monuments and resorts. He travelled over highest mountains such as Mount Everest, the Mont Blanc inEuropewith a height of 4,810 meters and Kilimanjaro. He also flew over the South Atlantic andSouth Pacific Ocean. After traversing 75,000 km, he finally landed in Seychelles islands.

The flight around the world on a minimum use of 95-octane unleaded fuel has now found its place in history. A noble effort, indeed! Don’t you also think so?

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