New-York to the Cannes Air Show in Less Than 24 Hours, in a Single Engine Aircraft

Jacques Callies and Gilles Khaïat will attempt to set a new record: New-York to Cannes in less than 24 hours, in a Mooney Ovation2 GX without supplemental fuel equipment.


Cannes, March 21st, 2011 - For the 2011 Cannes Air Show exhibition, Jacques Callies and Gilles Khaïat will attempt to set a new record: New-York to Cannes in less than 24 hours, in a Mooney Ovation2 GX without supplemental fuel equipment. Departure is scheduled from Bridgeport New-York, Wednesday, June 8th at 05:00 am, with, considering the least favorable scenario, a stop in Greenland, for an arrival prior to the Cannes Air Show opening at 10:00 am on Thursday June 9th.

The Mooney Ovation 2 GX is a modern and powerful (280 HP) single engine aircraft equipped with de-icing and oxygen, two essential items for flights over Greenland and in case of icing conditions. If favorable winds are there to meet them, two stops will be sufficient at Goose Bay and Reykjavik. The Crossover would then be possible in less than 24 hours. A true performance! Jacques Callies, pilot, editor of the Aviation & Pilote Magazine and Gilles Khaïat, attorney at law in Paris, are not at their first challenge. They have already set a world record last year, during the Cannes Air Show exhibition, departing from Cannes this time, to Tel-Aviv, non-stop in 9 hours and 58 minutes in a Mooney M20J.

This 5th edition of Cannes AirShow will take place at the airport of Cannes LFMD, over three days from June 9 to 11.

About the Cannes AirShow

The only General Aviation Exhibition in France.

The Cannes AirShow brings together the leading protagonists in general and business aviation to allow a demanding clientèle discovery the latest developments and industry innovations in a geographically logical and appealing setting.

This professional exhibition is designed for owners and pilots, whether passionate fans or professionals, in general and business aviation throughout Europe, Africa and Russia, offering visitors a large and representative palette of the aeronautics industry. The Cannes AirShow is southern Europe’s leading exhibition in general and business aviation.

www.cannesairshow.com

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