Today I was at the “Musee de l´air et espace Le Bourget” at the old airport Le Bourget, north of Paris.
The airport is the only airport of Paris until the Orly Airport was opened in 1932. Captain Lucca discovered the area as a suitable place to defend Paris when he landed here on 9 october 1914. Five years later is was officially opened. Charles Lindbergh landed here with the “Spirit of Saint Louis” after he crossed the Atlantic.
In 1977, the airport was closed for international travel and is used as business airport since.
There is also a big statue of Raymonde de Laroche, the first woman who had earned a pilot’s license.
The museum itself is situated on the area of the airport. The wonderful exposition is free to visit, but there are some animations like the “Planète Pilot” and visting aircrafts from the inside which cost.
That is quite fun!
By the way, the very famous “Salon du Bourget” – the Paris Air Show – takes place at this site. It is the largest aerospace-industry exhibition type Air Show in the world.
Pretty soon the 53th edition starts…so I am thinking about going there…????
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