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Sep 22 2013

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Baptiste Salis reenacts Garros’ first flight across the Mediteranean Sea in Morane replica

Baptiste Salis, a well-known French vintage aircraft and warbird pilot, left from Fréjus in southern France this morning at 8:21 AM and landed and Bizerta in Tunisia at 4:05PM, reenacting Rolland Garros’ first flight across the Mediteranean Sea a hundred years ago on 23 September 1913.

Salis flew a Morane-Saulnier Type G replica built for this purpose by Réplic’Air. Aside from a more modern and reliable engine, the aircraft is identical to the one used by Garros a century ago.

This report was aired on France T shortly before the flight:

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