On the sidelines of the French Driving Precision Championship, the Albi Aviation Club opened the hangar doors to the public. On the program: simulations, discussions and discoveries of planes.
The heat of Saturday afternoon did not discourage visitors to Albi airport, especially to test flight simulators! Three girls fascinated by a virtual reality headset want to put themselves in the shoes of a pilot …
The doors open until this evening are organized by the Albi Flying Club, taking advantage of the French Carriage Precision Championship which takes place the same weekend. Many volunteers come to chat with the curious, comment on the current competition, talk about the start of flight certification, and show the planes parked on the tarmac.
Launch of the 100% electric aircraft
The star of the machines, over these two days, is the Phyllis Electro, the first and only electric aircraft in the world to be certified. This acquisition is the pride of the French Aeronautics Federation (FFA) and its president Jean-Luc Charonne: “The advantage of this aircraft is zero noise and zero carbon emissions. The machine has a flight time of approximately 45 minutes and an equivalent charging time. When it takes off, the silence is almost deafening … “We show this plane to the public to say that it exists and to explain its function,” continues Jean-Luc Charonne. It is intended for school and training on tour. : These are the activities that disturb the noise of residents. The stakes are therefore high. The members of the Albi Flying Club are jealous of this € 220,000 Phyllis electric car. “We are looking for financiers to obtain one”, whisper Frédéric Michels, president of the club, and Philippe Langlois, chief pilots. In the meantime, they are both ready to give you the taste of taking a little flight in the air, perhaps to swell the ranks of the flying club.
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