The Feeling 582 with DYNAMIC 15 wing, flown by Samir Elari won the 1999 & 2000 French Championships as well as the 2000 European Championships in the two-seater trike category. The same machine won the "Tour de France" in 1999.
TO WEST AFRICA
"FIRST VOYAGEUR 912 on ENDURANCE TEST"
Pilot Michel DURAND files the first model of the VOYAGEUR 912 to escort Guy DELAGE on his firts leg to West Africa. Guy DELAGE then continues across the South Atlantic and reaches Brazil successfully after an incredible 23 hours non-stop solo flight. DTA designed part of delage's trike.
Route : France - Spain - Morocco - Mauritania - Senegal - Capo verde
Distance : 4400 km in total, of which 700 km was over water
"CAPE 2 CAPE MICROLIGHT EXPEDITION"
From April to August 1995, Mike BLYTH (South Africa) and Olivier AUBERT (Switzerland) flew 2 trikes without any ground support across 17 countries and 3 different seas from the southernmost point of Africa (Cape Town, South Africa) to the Northern most point of Europe (The North Cape, Norway)
Pilots : Olivier AUBERT & MIKE BLYTH. This flight became a World record of distance and one of the most remarkable aviation achievements of the recent years. Olivier flew a standard version of the VOYAGEUR 912.
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Route : RSA - Namibia - Zimbabwe - Zambia - Tanzania - Kenya - Ethiopa - Eritrea - Sudan - Egypt - Greece - Italy - France - Germany - Denmark - Sweden - Norway.
Time & Distance : 250 hours of flight for a distance of 21,000 km
D'ESPAGNE AU MAROC
"PELERINAGE AU MAGHREB"
During a winter escape to Africa to avoid the European cold and humidity, Olivier AUBERT flies his VOYAGEUR 912 from Barcelona, across the Straits of Gibraltar to Tanger for an exploration flight around Morocco, from the Atlas mountains to the Sahara.
Route : Spain - Morocco
Time & Distance : 4,500 km. April & May 1996
"THE GREAT SOUTHERN AFRICA DISCOVERY"
Once more, a DTA trike strolls throught the African Continent. The latest version of the VOYAGEUR 912 travels from South Africa throught the Deserts and savannahs of Namibia, to Botswana and Zimbabwe. friends sharing the experience of cross country flights. On the ground, the Land Rover supplied B & B...
Highlights: FISH RIVER CANYON - NAMIB DESERT - BUSHMANLAND - OKAVANGO DELTA - THE ZAMBEZI - VICTORIA FALLS.
Time & Distance : 4,000 km - August & September 1997
"NORTH AFRICA & VOLCANOES"
Olivier's latest Solo Adventure in the Sky took him through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia before crossing the Mediterranean sea to reach Sicily. During that epic flight, using the same VOYAGEUR 912 as for the Cape to Cape Expedition, Olivier flew over all the Sicilian Volcanoes.
Time & Distance : 4,500 km . April & May 1998.
THE 1999 "SOUTH TO SOUTH" EXPEDITION
A NEW WORLD RECORD !
From March to November 1999, Mike BLYTH and Olivier AUBERT flew their two trikes from Argentina to South Africa in 8 months and 43,000 km (27,000 miles). This is the absolute new world record of distance trevelled by trikes. Olivier used the same machine he flew in 1995, his Voyageur 912 "ZU-ARC". The DTA trike was equipped with the new DYNAMIC 450 wing and the 912S engine.
Highlights: The Andes range in Chile, the North Atlantic crossing, the Greenland Ice Cap, the green Sahara in Mauritania and many more....
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Time & Distance : 8 months, 43,000km, 460 hours in the air, 3 continents, and 33 countries.
"COAST TO COAST"
FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE INDIAN OCEAN
June 2000, Olivier AUBERT again flew to Cape Town from his base in Nothern Namibia for a photographic Safari.
Highlights: Desert, desert and deserts again..
Time & Distance : 10 days and 3,000 km.
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