Aeroport de Sabadell
Ctra. Bellaterra, s/n
08205 - Sabadell
Tel: 93 712 17 91
Fax: 93 746 90 07
The project and consequently the route will be divided into different stages;
Our participation is part of Air Rally "Toulouse - St. Louis, Senegal - Toulouse "which this year celebrates its 25 anniversary. The French organization nonprofit has been characterized by preserving the historical memory of the first trade route between the continents and their aviators.
Legendary names such as Jean Mermoz or Antonie de Saint Exupéry (writer of the Prince of Night Flight or ...) were pilots of these routes and precursors of the modern commercial aviation.
The trip will take place between September 29 and October 13, 2007 with a turnout of about 30 aircraft coming from five countries to tour the nearly 9,000 km. travel.
The steps follow the old "Route Aeropostal" (see map), flying a visual form and following the silhouette of the sea along the coast. We will have a chance of landing in unusual places with special permits and open only for the occasion as Cap retired (former Spanish military base in the desert), Tarfaya or Dakhla the former Villa Cisneros (now Base Military aircraft with United Nations mediate with the issue of Western Sahara).
The starting point of the trip will be the airport of Toulouse-Lasbordes but at the beginning of September there will be a Press Conference for the media at the airport in Sabadell. Once en route, and after a stopover in Alicante will be directed towards the issue and Casablanca and Tangier in Moroccan territory. We will continue to Agadir and Tarfaya, we will continue to Dakhla to enter Mauritanian territory and landing at Noadhibou. The last phase of the trip will arrive at Saint Louis in Senegal where a number of events and media ahead. The next morning back to Spain from almost the same locations in the first leg adding stop in Rabat where an official representation awaits us. Then a single hitch leap Almeria and after we will head towards the scale Reus penultimate stage before coming back to Toulouse. Our arrival will end with a reception at the Capitol.
With support from various institutions like the Latécoère Foundation and the Spanish Geographic Society this trip aims to discover the footsteps of the pioneers of this fascinating and Air Route that since 1920 until today has kept its essence and history.