An air rally, sanctioned by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, has teams competing for prizes based on pilot skills flying the 8,000-mile route.

The airplanes launched from the Greek island of Crete on Nov. 13 and are scheduled to reach Cape Town in mid-December. The route follows the 1930's era route flown by Imperial Airways, one of the early airlines that eventually led to the formation of British Airways.

Participating aircraft include Travel Airs, Tiger Moths and a Bu 131 Bucker Jungmann.

(source AVWEB)

The first and second flying Concorde prototypes made their first flight on February 28th, 1968 from Toulouse, France and in August 1968 from Filton, U.K. respectively.

tmb a380 lands at farnboroughThe Farnborough Air Show in the U.K. has come and gone again, with an estimated $123.9 billion worth of orders and options recorded over the five day event.

FIA’s own press release breaks this down as 856 aircraft at $93.98 billion, 1407 engines at $22.7 billion and a variety of “other business deals” totaling £7.2 billion.

Here we have this photo of the A380 landing at Farnborough July 25th, 2016.

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