- The Olympic flame went airborne for the first time on the Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics, flying to the Danish city of
Aalborg following an initial journey between Olympia and Athens. After making its way across Denmark and into
Sweden, it passed through Gothenburg and Stockholm and then crossed the Finnish border at Tornio. From there it
was borne to Tampere and on to Helsinki, the final destination of a 7,492 km journey.
- For the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, the torch flew from Athens to Paris on board of a Concorde.