lmml 14/32
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The Paris Airshow

Thu May 15, 2003 11:51 pm

I have an invitiation to the Boeing Chalet at this year's Paris Airshow. It says however that it is not a valid airshow pass. My complimentary invitation is valid on trade days only, between the 16 and 20 June. Tickets are only available for sale on public days, 15 and 21-22 June.

My question is will there be any flying displays on trade days? Will I have access to the airfield with my pass?
 
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RE: The Paris Airshow

Fri May 16, 2003 2:43 am

There are usually aircraft flying on trade days - sometimes at Paris and F'boro the trade-day flying is better than that on the public days, with aircraft flying for the benefit of customers which can't hang around for the weekend free-for-all.
 
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RE: The Paris Airshow

Fri May 16, 2003 11:41 am

Which public days would be better, the final weekend or the first day of the show? I would like to go this year, as I have never been to either Paris or Farnborough. Which days will have more flying, less people etc..?
 
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RE: The Paris Airshow

Tue May 20, 2003 12:01 am

Anyone? I'm planning my Paris trip soon and would appreciate if anyone with past experience knows which days are better. Thanks.
 
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RE: The Paris Airshow

Tue May 20, 2003 12:18 am

I am still trying to confirm my question in the thread starter. If I go it will definately be a trade day.
 
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RE: The Paris Airshow

Tue May 20, 2003 12:23 am

Last year at Farnborough, in the non-public days, were the same (if not more) flying display (according to their website), and I supose that less people. The plublic days (ones I've been), were quite cramped, but ok... anyway I'd recomend to go in trade days, if you have the chance.

http://www.paris-air-show.com/gb/frameset_visit.htm


Check their website, the flying display is still not aviable, but I don't think it will take very long to its release.

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RE: The Paris Airshow

Tue May 20, 2003 12:27 am

All the public days will be very crowded.
interesting demonstrations usually start in the afternoon.
If it is your first visit at Le Bourget, do not forget to have a look at the museum (especially the hall with the Concorde).
Very important: take public transportation to reach Le Bourget. the Easiest is the RER B train. (make sure you take one that stops at Le Bourget train station) In front of the station, you will find a special service to the airshow by bus.
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RE: The Paris Airshow

Tue May 20, 2003 12:28 am

I was quite disappointed by last years Farnborough. A lot of nice planes that were announced in advance only showed up on the trade days. The an-140, erj-170, A330-200 spring in mind.
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RE: The Paris Airshow

Tue May 20, 2003 12:34 am

Really! I was expecting too the erj-170 in the public days, but the A318, A346 couple, made me forget (didn't know about the an-140 and the A330)
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