Flight around the world commemorates first world flight 100 years ago.

From around May 9th to 18th 2024 there is likely to be a different aircraft visiting the Falklands.

A Canadian registered Pilatus PC-12 named ‘Spirit of St Exupéry’ is making a flight to recognise that 100 years have passed since the first round-the-world flight, which took place between April and September of 1924. That flight was taken by a Douglas World Cruiser seaplane which visited 28 different countries.

This commemorative flight will also celebrate the spirit of adventure of French sailors and explorers from the 18th and 19th centuries by stopping at destinations relating to their travels around the world.

The map and information in this article have been provided by Georges Adam and Hubert Sagniéres who are the pilots carrying out the mission. They will travel within the Falklands by other means whilst they are here, and may promote their tour by giving talks etc.