Progress of solar aircraft
FEW readers may have gone through the AFP news release published on June 1 by a local English-language daily. It is a significant event initiating the breakthrough for the up and coming fuel-less aircrafts that will criss-cross our skies in future. It will herald the solar-powered airlines of tomorrow.
The innovative Swiss-made sun-powered air craft named ‘Solar Impulse’ was shown in the photograph alongside. It is setting out for its first inter-continental flight, which will not need a single drop of conventional hydrocarbon aviation fuel.
It is beginning of the new era of air transport. It showed the dedicated and committed people making the effort and taking the risks involved in this new and unconventional way of air travel.
They deserve our recognition, the least of which could be more information and coverage of this remarkable adventure of both the men and the machine.
It will herald a new era of air flight that is unknown
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