We are proud to announce that Crete2Cape has been approved for official event status by The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI!
Pooleys Flight Equipment Limited, a UK based company, who for six decades have been supplying some of the finest aviation equipment to pilots and flying schools around the world, have kindly agreed to support this epic flight across Africa. Pooleys will be helping with equipment for both participating crews but also their friends and supporters. You can see Pooleys' range of over 2500 products at www.pooleys.com. To take advantage of their support, please go to their website and enter the purchase code: crete2cape. Happy shopping!
We have another team from Southern Africa which is about to sign-up. Hopefully making ground with a fuel sponsor which would be a great achievement and a big support for our crews.
The Crete2Cape Vintage Air Rally is now on FLYER magazine website (again!) and will also appear in the next magazine. FLYER is one of the most prestigeous magazines about flying in the United Kingdom.
Adventure is GREAT. Crete2cape has been chosen as an official GREAT Britain Campaign event.
The GREAT Britain campaign showcases the best of what the UK has to offer to inspire the world and encourage people to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK. It is the Government’s most ambitious international promotional campaign ever, uniting the efforts of the public and private sector to generate jobs and growth for Britain.
Crete2Cape today received recognition as an official Royal Aero Club event, first stage on the way to recognition by the FAI (the worldwide airsports governing body).
This morning we had an interview with a journalist from Het Laatste Nieuws. He wanted to know more about the Crete2Cape Vintage Air Rally and came for a visit.
Following in the footsteps of the pioneering flights of the 1920s, 15 vintage aircraft built in the early 1900s take to the air for a truly unique rally across the Americas. The VintageAirRally starts on the 3rd March 2018 from Ushuaia, Argentina and finishes on the 14th April in Florida, USA. The Rally connects some of the most beautiful and evocative points, combining the challenge of flying these magnificent planes with the element of competition which was equally prevalent in those early days. The Rally begins from the world’s southernmost airport, heading north to Florida, journey’s end. A rally such as this has never been done before in South America – and follows on from the successful 2016 VintageAirRally Crete2Cape.