Paris Air Show 2013

Photos from Le Bourget’s 50th extravaganza.

(Adam Senatori)

Airbus A-380

(Adam Senatori)

An Airbus A-380 arriving at Le Bourget. The 2013 event was a far cry from the 1909 airshow, when Flight magazine reported on the Santos Dumont airplane "which, apart from the question of the engine and the propeller, costs next to nothing to make, nor should any lengthy wear be expected out of it. It does not strike one as being a high-class engineering proposition or a machine built to outlast more than one brief season; [it is,] to quote M. Dumont's own phrase, 'un aeroplane de vulgarisation,' [and] it is bound to enjoy a widespread vogue."

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