The 50th Paris Air Show started on June 17, 2013 at the Le Bourget airport near Paris with major orders placed for the Airbus A380 super-jumbo jet and for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.
However thunder, lightning and rain put a damper somewhat on the air acrobatics.
So did the U.S. budget “sequester,” which prevented U.S. fighter aircraft from appearing at the show for the first time in 20 years.
The 50th Paris Air Show runs from June 17 to June 23, 2013.
Here are some photos during the opening of 50th Paris Air Show …
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