Look out tomorrow for the massed arrival of a ten-aircraft fleet of US-owned Socata TBM 700 turboprops. The sleek single-props are crossing the Atlantic en route to the TBM owners' World Gathering in Biarritz.

The transatlantic flight, paralleling Charles Lindbergh's historic journey in 1927, will precede an onward connection to the manufacturer's plant in Tarbes, where the crews will undoubtedly enjoy a warm welcome.

The company prides itself on the open-door policy at Tarbes, where potential owners are encouraged to take a close look at the production lines.

Source: Flight Daily News