100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

1912 Paris Air Show

In 1908 a section of the Paris Automobile Show was dedicated to aircraft. In 1909 a dedicated air show was held at the Grand Palais in Paris during which 100,000 visitors turned out to see products a

nd innovations from 380 exhibitors. The show has been held every year since.

On November 10, 1912 the last day of the 1912 Paris Air Shoe (1912 Exposition Internationale AÉronautique – Salon de l’Aviation) took place. Exhibits include Balloons, dirigibles, monoplanes, biplanes, motors, military aircraft and motor design.

View from above of the French military stand at the 1912 Paris Air Show at the Grand Palais, Paris, France. The stand displays several small trucks outfitted with covered trailers for carrying an aviation squadron’s equipment.

1912 Paris Air Show
Grand Palais, Paris, France
French military exhibit

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