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Flyer completes eco friendly Arctic voyage

by DrPrem Jagyasi

The trained biologist and environmentalist Matevz Lenarcic is the first flyer and pilot to complete the eco friendly Arctic voyage. And the ultra light plane flew almost 4,000 kilometers which no other light plane is capable of flying.  He had started his journey to North Pole on 22nd of April from Ljubljana for his GreenlightWorldFlight North Pole project. And has been flying from Europe to America and back all over to the North Pole in an ultra light plane. The environmentalist Slovenian Matevz Lenarcic then later landed at Ljubljana completing the month long trip. Earlier the journey was scheduled for a shorter duration but due to inexplicable reasons the journey was stretched for an additional 14 days. The biologist even explains his well wishers and the crowds that the trip was a lot more difficult and troublesome than he had expected but what matters the most is the ultra light plane landed safely.


The environmentalist says the trip was not a smooth sailing one he even had to make an unscheduled stop over in Saint-Nazaire in northwest France due to the bad weather.  And what made things even worse for him is that the Irish airport did not have the required fuel for his plane. But after two days waiting in France for favorable conditions again started his journey to North Pole. For these unexpected reasons the trip had to be extended for an additional 14 days.

All the other events had gone as per planned like the plane was equipped to measure air pollution over the North Pole which is the main spot for global warming. While flying over the Arctic which is an important indicator for the world’s global weather changes the environmentalist noticed that the temperatures on the North Pole were higher relatively to surrounding areas. The environmentalist is also an accomplished aerial photographer. So, Lenarcic took photographs and measured the levels of black carbon and light absorbing particles over the Arctic from the heights of 3,000 to 4,000 meters high. This altitude of 9,800-13,000 feet was rarely explored by any environmentalist earlier.


The main reasons for global warming are the particles formed on the North Pole are the products of burning coal and other fossil fuels. These particles absorb the light form the sun and play an important role in the complex equation of global warming. The 15,600 kilometer scheme was initiated last year after Lenarcic aged 54 succeeded in travelling the world all over in the same ultra light aircraft. A Pipistrel Virus SW914 aircraft weighs just 290 kilograms.