Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Vintage plane takes to the skies to remember Roland Garros

Vintage plane takes to the skies to remember Roland Garros

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has transported a vintage Morane-Saulnier H to Reunion to mark a century since the death of Roland Garros.

French aviation pioneer Garros, who died on 5 October 1918 was the first person to fly across the Mediterranean Sea when his Morane-Saulnier flew from Frejus in the south of France to Bizerte in Tunisia on 23 September 1913.

Numerous events were organised from 3 – 6 October on Reunion, the island of his birth, with the aircraft taking to the skies of Reunion on 5 October to commemorate Garros.

The project organisers chose Air France KLM Martinair Cargo to transport the last surviving Morane-Saulnier to Saint-Denis Roland Garros Airport on a Boeing 777 Freighter.

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