At the helm of a light-weight airplane, three students visit their European homologues

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Three students Pierre, Vincent and Victor-Mehdi of the Ingénieur ISAE-SUPAERO (MSc) embarked on a venturesome journey between 9-15 April 2017 from the Lasbordes airport in Toulouse to give wings to their unique idea.

To pilot independently a light-weight airplane TB-20 through the European skies to promote ISAE-SUPAERO’s programs in Space and Aeronautics as well as to leave their footprints at their partner universities in Europe.

By traversing 3000kms in one week and representing ISAE-SUPAERO in places like University of Braunschweig in Germany and Czech Technical University in Czech Republic, these students have realized a journey hurdled by a multitude of challenges.

Holders of Private pilot licence since their adolescence, the three students not only overcame the Navigational difficulties and Linguistic limitations but also ignited a desire within the students of these two universities to study at ISAE-SUPAERO. The three student pilots switched roles while being under a close watch and guidance of the seasoned instructor Stéphane Juaneda.

TB-20, the spearhead among the fleet of 10 airplanes (TB20, DR400, Aquila) belongs to ISAE-SUPAERO, which serves each year as a platform for about thirty students to obtain their Piloting licence. Pierre, Vincent and Victor-Mehdi had to pass an European level DGAC exam to validate their Aeronautic Navigational and Linguistic capabilities.

This project "Eurotour" was sponsored and supported by ISAE-SUPAERO Foundation. For more information on its activities, visit their web page

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