April 1, 2018, Magnus Sigerson, the world famous Norwegian explorer, has quietly been trying to prove for the last decade that Vikings were the first people to circumnavigate the world and has come up with a new twist. Drones.
Sigerson, who’s relations include the famous Sigerson mentioned in the Sherlock Holmes story The Empty House, told us, “For a number of years we have been trying to get the financial resources to be able to recreate a circumnavigation of the globe using a traditional Viking craft. There were many challenges, financial, finding people who could recreate the traditional Viking wooden ship, and finding people that were willing to sign up to crew for rowing around the world. While still tough, our current day Vikings are a little more accustomed to Netflix and Nintendo Switch games rather than weeks of unceasing rowing.”
“Several years ago we started to shift our focus to doing the same things with Drones. By taking the latest in solar powered drone technology, and matching it with state of the art navigation and tracking, we came up with a solution that we think will prove that the Vikings could have sailed around the world at a fraction of the cost.”
Sigerson told us that he is only now waiting for the FAA to approve his BLOS waiver to fly over US airspace.
“One of the things that we are hoping to do is to intersperse live steaming on the web with traditional Viking stories of their circumnavigation of the globe”. Magnus told us, “One of the challenges is that as much of the flight will be over water that we will need to fill content 7/24 and we are thinking that a flight content that shows water for many days may not be as engaging as is need to create a large watching audience.”
Best of luck to both Sigerson and you on this April fools day.