Paris the city of lights, centre of culture and every two years the home of the worlds’ aviation and aerospace industry. The Paris airshow is the worlds oldest airshow, having started in 1909 at the Le Bourget Airport, better known as the site of the end point of Charles Lindberghs’ famous 1927 transatlantic flight.
No other airshow allows people to get quite so close to the aircraft displays. Aircraft as varied as the F-22 Raptor, Airbus A-380 and a host historic aircraft some dating from the dawn of aviation fly seemingly only an arms length away displaying their agility and the skills of their pilots.
Its a different way to spend an warm July Parisian afternoon, but one that has been an integral part of its history for over a hundred years.