Off we go!
We managed to leave Charleroi today and we even got some spells of sunshine for our takeoff!
4 biplanes, all participating in the rally, took off in a row from runway 25 around noon, destination Dijon (LFSD). Team Canada, Team Alaska, Team Barnstormers and us two, Team Frog&Kiwi.
Colin, from Alaska in his Travelair 4000 (Team Barnstormers), in the airfield of Dijon-Bourgogne.
Pedro, from Team Canada, refuelling his beautiful Travellair 4000 in the aérodrome of Dijon-Bourgogne this afternoon.
Two Travelairs 4000 in Dijon-Bourgogne, aren’t they beautiful?
After a short stop in Dijon, we had hoped to reach Lyon-Bron but we have been forced to divert to Mâcon (LFLM) for the night. Not a big deal, we have safely landed here and will enjoy a lovely evening altogether with great food and great red wine! And this stop was meant to be because Mâcon used to be a technical stop for the seaplanes participating in the Imperial Airways rally in the 1930s’!!!
Fog is forecast tomorrow morning but we hope to reach the French Riviera and then northern Italy by the end of the day….