Jun 12 2009, 02:45 PM
is starting on monday this coming week and it also celebrates its 100 years anniversary! Since I'll be there from monday to thursday I was wondering who else is planning on going? If there is some free time maybe one could meet. Trade visitor days are from June 15th to 18th and general public days are from june 19th to 21.
I can't wait for the flight displays and all the nice new stuff there is to see. To bad I don't have the proper cam - guess you'll have to go and see for yourselves.
Jun 14 2009, 10:02 AM
Not me, busy with flight tests with Yves Rossy for the whole week...
Jun 23 2009, 12:38 PM
I guess none of you guys were there. But hey, flying with Yves should be fun and work enough, or not? Ok, now you didn't see the new Sukhoi Superjet 100, the Superhornet, the Eurofighter, the EC Tiger, the Rafael, the Airbus family,... but I assume you had at least some fun. But despite the few aircraft I named the fair was pretty much lame compared to the last years. Flight displays were cut to a minimum compared to the last years. Instead of flying all day it only went from 13:00 to 17:00 and no aerobatics team - at least not during the trade visitor days. Half as much static displays and not even all new developments of the market seem to have made it there. The runway wasn't even in view for the public. Never the less I had my fun. Sitting in the companies pavillions on the terasse did enable for a good view and some nice talk. Somehow I didn't think of the financial crisis impacting on Le Bourget that much. Usually you'd think if there's a crisis going on companies would have to make even more advertisement and publicity. Not even the fact that the aerosalon celebrated its 100 years anniversary brought along some excitement . But oh well, rather a couple of days at the fair than at work.
Jun 23 2009, 01:42 PM
Yes it was fun, but while I've been loads of times with Yves I've never gone to Paris air show... ;)
But yes indeed the day after my last post I read some reports of it being particularly boring, with nothing new presented by the big ones and all you said, making it a dull year instead of the exceptional one you'd expect for a 100th... so I guess it's not the one that would have been worth messing my schedule up to attend ;)
Not that I could have done it anyway, last 2-3 weeks have been the busiest I've had in a long time...
Jul 3 2009, 03:49 PM
Good to hear that you are busy. At least it enlightens me not being the only one working his arse off. And, yes you didn't miss all too much this year. But maby you'll make it there in two years? As long as the crisis will be over by then I'll go again. If that shouldn't be the case I'll have to quit my job - not.
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