La Ferté-Alais air show
The La Ferté-Alais Air Show is an annual meeting of aviation enthusiasts in La Ferté-Alais
La Ferté-Alais is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France. It is south of Paris.Its airfield , hosts a world-famous air show for vintage World War I and WWII aircraft and a museum of such aircraft....
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It takes place at the Cerny
Cerny is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.It has an airfield named Aérodrome de Cerny-La-Ferté-Allais, including an airplane museum.Inhabitants of Cerny are known as Cernois.-References:**...
airfield 48°29′50"N 2°20′13"E, which is owned and operated by the "Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis" (AJ-BS).
The airfield is also the site of a museum which sports an impressive number of pre-World War I
World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...
up to present aircraft.
The B-17 Flying Fortress used in the motion picture Memphis Belle
Memphis Belle (film)
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is a permanent project of the AJ-BS group.
During the show, dozens of vintage aircraft are assembled from Europe and the US for display and flight demonstrations. The French air force usually demonstrates some new air capacity (paratroops, etc.) as well as overflight by the Patrouille de France
Patrouille de France
The Patrouille Acrobatique de France , also known as the Patrouille de France or PAF, is the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force. Originating in 1931, it is one of the world's oldest and most skilled demonstration teams...
, the French aerobatic team (similar to the Blue Angels
The United States Navy's Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, popularly known as the Blue Angels, was formed in 1946 and is currently the oldest formal flying aerobatic team...
, Thunderbirds in the US). Also, Airbus or other aircraft manufacturers will fly their latest commercial aircraft, such as the A-300 series of jetliners.