Solar Impulse-2 arrives in Mandalay

Solar Impulse-2 pilots wave at the welcoming party.
Solar Impulse-2 pilots wave at the welcoming party.

After flying 15 hours from Varanasi in India, Solar Impulse-2 arrived in Mandalay, cultural capital of Myanmar, at 8:30 pm on Thursday.
The pilots of the aircraft, Bertrand Picard and Andre Borschberg, were greeted aboard  by Union Minister U Soe Thane, Chief Minister of Mandalay Region U Ye Myint, Deputy Minister for Transport U Zin Yaw and  the ambassador of Switzerland to Myanmar while traditional dance troupes of national races, bands and media welcomed the aircraft at the airport.
A dinner was hosted at Mandalay International Airport for the aircraft, attended by the union minister, the chief minister, Commander of Central Command Maj-Gen Soe Htut, the deputy minister,  members of region government, the ambassador and the officials.

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