1969 PARIS SHOW
Concorde, the Boeing 747, the first men on the moon — aerospace has seldom seen a time like the summer of ‘69. No wonder the diamond jubilee Paris Air Show proved an exceptional occasion in the history of this famous aerospace exhibition
Fifty years ago, France staged what many would call the greatest aviation show on earth. For the diamond jubilee event in the annals of the biennial Salon Aéronautique at Le Bourget, the major aircraft manufacturers, engine producers and equipment suppliers gathered as usual, but 1969’s edition was special. It proved to be an outstanding exhibition of some of the truly great aeroplanes which would lead world aviation into its next halfcentury and beyond.