“It’s an opportunity to see unique aircraft…” Why have several emblematic aircraft models crisscrossed the skies of Haute-Garonne?

“It’s an opportunity to see unique aircraft…” Why have several emblematic aircraft models crisscrossed the skies of Haute-Garonne?
“It’s an opportunity to see unique aircraft…” Why have several emblematic aircraft models crisscrossed the skies of Haute-Garonne?

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This Saturday, May 11, many aircraft crisscrossed the skies of Haute-Garonne for the Air Expo. This event, which is the largest airshow in the South-West, brought together more than 10,000 delighted spectators. Reporting.

The sound of airplane engines resonates like a sweet melody in Jérôme’s ears. This engineer, who works for an Airbus subcontractor, came from Toulouse with his wife and two children to attend the Air Expo show. He wouldn’t have missed this event for anything.

Armed with his camera and his finest telephoto lens, he prepares to immortalize all the aircraft present: “It’s an opportunity to see unique aircraft like the Rafales. You don’t see them up close every day! », Explains, with a smile on his lips, the father of the family. He is not the only one to have made the trip.

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Neither the long traffic jams from the motorway exit nor the endless wait in front of the airfield were able to discourage Jean-Pierre. He is present with his grandson to see the passage of the French patrol: “They are the emblematic ambassadors of our Air Force,” he insists.

A day for aircraft enthusiasts

Whether for army pilots, or for experienced aerobatics, the Air Expo audience came in large numbers. In total, just over 10,000 people were at the Muret-Lherme aerodrome for this unique event which is organized by students from ENAC and ISAE-Supaéro (two schools in the aeronautical sector). In total, around 70 aircraft made the trip. 250 volunteers also help supervise the numerous visitors who come from all over the region.

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This year, for this 38th edition of the meeting, it is Claude Lelaie who has the chance to chair the event. As a reminder, this pilot was at the controls of the A380 behemoth during its very first flight, in April 2005.

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