Meeting aérien 100 ans Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace
Press release
Paris-Le Bourget, June 18th 2019


On Sunday 29 September 2019, the National Air and Space museum of France is co-organising an exceptional airshow with the Aéro-Club de France at Paris-Le Bourget airport to mark its one hundredth anniversary. Around forty vintage aircraft from every period are expected. The Patrouille de France aerobatic team will perform a special display for this occasion.
  • The world's oldest air and space museum
Founded in 1919, the National Air and Space museum of France collects, conserves and studies articles which bear witness to the conquest of the skies and relate the history of the pioneers of the Air. It is the only museum in the world to present the three areas of flight, ballooning, aviation and space.

Open all year round from Tuesday to Sunday, the National Air and Space museum presents over 450 flying objects and also models, uniforms, posters, photos and works of art which tell the technical and social story of aeronautics and space.

Initially set up in Paris, then moved to Chalais-Meudon, the National Air and Space museum has been located at Le Bourget since 1975. Its oldest collections are housed in the historic terminal specially restored as it was when it was inaugurated in 1937.
A gem of Art deco architecture designed by the architect Georges Labro, it will re-open its doors to the public at the end of 2019 with a brand new staging presenting aircraft from the end of the 19th century to the First World War.
  • Airshow to mark the centenary of the National Air and Space museum 
To celebrate its one hundredth anniversary, the National Air and Space museum of France, under the authority of the Ministry of the Armed Forces, is co-organising an exceptional airshow with the Aéro-Club de France and its president Catherine Maunoury.
Almost 40 historic aircraft will grace the legendary tarmac of Le Bourget. They will be on static display in the morning and will perform an air show in the afternoon including themed sets based on transport, sports and military aviation.

The programme features in particular: Morane MS 317, Stampe SV4, Boeing PT 17 Stearman, Douglas DC3 Dakota, Junkers Ju52, Yak-3, Douglas AD-4 Skyraider, North American P-51 Mustang, Spartan 7W, Corsair F4U.
The Patrouille de France aerobatic display team will open the show. The world champions Catherine Maunoury and Aude Lemordant will close the airshow with an aerobatic display on Extra 330, in quartet with the Carnet de Vol patrol on Pitts and Cap 222.

Covering a very wide field, from “warbirds” to modern aircraft, this show bears witness to the evolution of both civil and military aviation presented to the public all year round and which the museum continues to extend.

This event is part of the museum’s traditional two-day Carrefour de l’Air which brings together the associations, museums and collectors of France’s aeronautical heritage.

Practical information

Saturday 28 September 2019
10 am - 6 pm: Carrefour de l’Air exhibition hall (Concorde Hall)

Sunday 29 September 2019
10 am - 6 pm: exhibition hall
10 am - midday: static aircraft display
1 pm - 5 pm: centenary airshow

Over 26 years old: €12 / pre-sale: €10
Reduced rate: €10
19-25 years old: €8
10-18 years old: €6
Free: children under 10 years old
Group: €8 (15 people)
Aircraft passes are extra, sold on-site: €7 for adults, free for under-18s.
Press contact:
OZELYS agency 
+33 1 48 16 10 95
+33 6 03 74 18 42
Press kit, HR photos and poster available.
Interviews with the pilots and organisers possible before and during the event.
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