Tarfaya, Dakhla and El Ayoun… the Moroccan Sahara in the stages of the longest air rally from France to Senegal

The organizers of the Toulouse-Saint-Louis air rally, whose 38th edition will be held from September 17 to 30, confirmed that the cities of Tarfaya, Dakhla and El Ayoun were chosen as cities within the Moroccan stages of this event.

The planes took off on Saturday from Toulouse-Lasbourdes airport, in the longest air rally in the world, with a route of almost 10,000 km, with a stopover in the historic cities of this mythical line, especially those located in the southern provinces of the Kingdom, and the participants will also make stops during their round trip in Tetouan and Casablanca, Tit Mellil, Fez, Essaouira, Agadir and Tan-Tan.

The participants in the 2022 edition of this rally, organized by the “Air Adventure” association, with the support of Occitanie Medi-Pyrenees and the municipalities of Toulouse, Palma and Blagnac, belong to seven nationalities: France, United States, Germany, Norway , United Kingdom, Belgium and Peru.

On the occasion of the presentation symposium and the launch ceremony, on the “Unfull de Beigny” website, a meeting was organized between Nadia Thalmé, Consul General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Toulouse, and the 28 participating teams.

Also in attendance were officials from the Municipality of Toulouse, Toulouse Metropole, the Toulouse Academy and representatives of the collective fabric, especially the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Foundation, a partner in organizing this rally.

It should be noted that this rally was created in 1983, to honor the pioneers of the “Compañía General Aeropostale”, who took off from Toulouse-Montodran to deliver mail to the southern hemisphere, following the line drawn by the French pilot Pierre-Georges. Lattiquiere in 1918, and pilots who distinguished themselves in the history of aviation passed through this line, such as the writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Mermoz, and courses.