2. Wide of biplanes queuing up on runway to take off
3. Various of Pedro, biplane pilot, fixing his engine
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Pedro (last name not available), biplane pilot from Canada:
"Flew through France, which I never would have done before so I got to experience all that, which is wonderful but when I looked at the maps that Keith was showing me for Crete2Cape adventure, they had names that I had seen in Indiana Jones and Arabian Nights, and those kind of things, and I said 'wow where are these places?' I just know them as names, in books and I have the chance to actually fly over top of them and that's what captivated (me) yeah I think that would be kind of fun and meeting great people along the way. So as much as I can I'll give rides or enjoyment of the airplane and share that with anybody that I come into contact with."
Twenty vintage biplanes from around the world departed the Greek island of Crete on Saturday for a five-week flying rally across Africa.
The 'Crete2Cape Vintage Air Rally' is an attempt to recreate the pioneering African aviation feats of the 1920s.
The planes will make 42 stops across Africa before ending their trip in Cape Town.
The first leg - over the Mediterranean and into Egypt - is the longest and most dangerous part of the journey, taking approximately three hours.
The biplanes will then fly low along the Nile from Cairo to Khartoum, past the highlands of Ethiopia before the plains of Kenya and the home of African aviation in Nairobi, according to the official website.
Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana are also included in the journey.
Some of pilots are also concerned about the possibility of unexpectedly needing to land in some of the "political hotspots" throughout Africa.
The event was organised by The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom and The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).