Le Bourget Airport (LFPB) - Jet Charter Services
In less than a decade, it will have been 100 years since the Paris Le Bourget Airport provided the landing strip for one of the most famous flights in history.
Charles Lindbergh, piloting the first plane to cross the Atlantic Ocean, touched down May 21, 1927, some 33 hours after taking off from New York’s Roosevelt Field. His feat was such an amazing accomplishment that more than 200,000 people gathered to watch him land.
He made his historic 3,610-mile flight two weeks after French pilots, Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli had taken off from Le Bourget headed for New York. However, their 11,000-pound biplane, “The White Bird,” which weighed twice as much as Lindbergh’s “Spirit of St. Louis,” never made it to New York. It went down somewhere in the Atlantic or perhaps even eastern Canada or the United States. It has never been found.
They “vanished like midnight ghosts,” Lindbergh said at the time.
Modern-day visitors to Paris Le Bourget Airport are greeted by a magnificent monument to the three famous flyers. Perched atop the memorial is the statue of a woman, looking upward, arms outstretched as if about to take flight. The inscription below reads, “À l’honneur de ceux qui tentèrent et de celui qui accomplit” - “In honor of those who tried, and the one who succeeded.”
The monument was dedicated May 9, 1928.
Airport Information for Le Bourget Airport (LFPB, LBG)
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Where is Paris Le Bourget Airport?
The Paris Le Bourget Airport is located 7 miles northeast of Paris. It is a general aviation airport, used for business jets. Although it’s named for the city of Le Bourget, only a small portion of the airport is in that city. The rest of it is in the neighboring communities of Dugny, Bonneuil-en-France and Gonesse.
What is the airport code for Paris Le Bourget Airport?
Le Bourget Airport’s IATA code is LBG; its ICAO code is LFPB.
Where is the Paris Air Show held?
The biennial Paris Air Show is held at the Le Bourget Airport on odd calendar years. The 52nd Paris Air Show was held there in 2017.
The Paris International Air Show is the largest and longest-running aerospace trade show in the world.
The first Paris air show was held in 1909 at the Grand Palais. The show was a sellout with more than 100,000 visitors attending to see displays from 380 exhibitors. It was such a success that it was initially held annually.
The show is a place where military and civilian aircraft can be displayed for potential customers and sightseers.
The show is organized by the French aerospace industry, GIFAS, which reported the show is now attended by more than 360,000 visitors and journalists from 80 countries.
What is the name of the museum at Paris Le Bourget Airport?
The Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace, the French Museum of Air and Space, opened at Paris Le Bourget Airport in 1975. The airfield’s storied history and the museum’s large collection of aircraft - more than 400 - make it one of the world’s top aviation museums. Its exhibits range from the earliest airplanes to the Concorde. Space opened up for expansion when Le Bourget was closed to commercial traffic in 1977.
How old is the Paris Le Bourget Airport?
Paris Le Bourget Airport celebrated its 100th birthday in 2014.
Who was first to land at the Paris Le Bourget Airport?
Paris Le Bourget was created on October 9, 1914, when Captain Désiré Lucca was ordered by the military governor of Paris to find a place near Paris to be used against the Germans in World War I. He landed northeast of Paris on what would become the Le Bourget of today. The airport opened officially in 1919, eight years before it would provide a landing spot for Charles Lindbergh on his historic first solo transatlantic flight.
What is Hitler’s tie to Paris Le Bourget Airport?
Adolf Hitler landed at Paris Le Bourget Airport on June 25, 1940, for his first and only tour of Paris.
Who defected at Le Bourget Airport?
Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected at Le Bourget Airport in 1961.
What is the history of operations at Paris Le Bourget Airport?
Le Bourget Airport, one of Europe’s leading business airports, was the first airport in Paris. It started commercial operations in 1919 and remained the only airport in Paris until 1932 when Orly Airport was built. The Charles de Gaulle Airport Airport, also called the Roissy Airport, opened in 1974. It is the largest and busiest airport in France. By 1980, Paris Le Bourget was closed to all international and regional traffic to handle business jets.
Who is Raymonde de Laroche?
Raymonde de Laroche was a French woman, born in 1886, who became the first female to get a pilot’s license. The singer-actress-painter-sculptor was a feminist pioneer back before women could even vote. She wanted to fly and she convinced her husband, aviation pioneer Charles Voisin, to teach her. He let her take the controls and, in a biplane in 1909, she became the first woman to make a solo flight. A year later, she got her pilot’s license. A monument in her honor is located at the Paris Le Bourget Airport.
What are some things to see in Paris?
The Eiffel Tower: Built as a temporary structure to be the entrance for the 1889 World’s Fair, the Eiffel Tower has become one of the most recognizable architectural structures in the world. Named after the man who owned the construction company that built it, Gustave Eiffel, the 1,000 foot tall iron structure was built to honor the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. It took hundreds of workers two years to assemble the framework of the tower.
The Louvre: The museum was built in 1546 as a palace - and a place to house his art collection – by King Francis I in 1546. It opened as a museum in 1793. Today, it contains 11,000 years’ worth of artwork and artifacts. Among its most famous pieces are the Venus de Milo and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Notre-Dame Cathedral: Check out the stained glass and the gargoyles at the famous Catholic cathedral built in the Middle Ages. Visitors can also climb the towers of the imposing Gothic structure to get a panoramic view of Paris.
The Musée de la Vie Romantique: You can learn about 19th century poets or just soak up the Paris that is portrayed in the movies, complete with tea and cake and pink roses. The former home of painter Ary Scheffer (1795-1858), which is located in the heart of Paris, is dedicated to early 19th century arts and literature. Bring a bottle of wine and have a picnic or relax in the glass house on the property.
Take a boat tour down the Seine River: This seems to be the one piece of advice for visitors that appears on virtually every list of Paris must-do’s. You’ll see a side of Paris you can’t see from anywhere else.
FBOs and Handlers at Le Bourget Airport, LFPB, LBG
|Signature Terminal 2||BATIMENT 410||(331) 416-1000|
|Aero Services Handling||(331) 483-8482|
|Jet Flight Services||(331) 483-8564|
|Universal Aviation||ALLEE DE BRUXELLE - HANGAR 3||(331) 483-9638|
|Leadair Unijet||(331) 483-9910|
|Dassault Aviation||BP N 10 AEROPORT DU BOURGET||(331) 493-2028|
|Euralair Airport Services Fbo||93350 AEROPROT LE BOURGET||(331) 493-6231|
|Signature Terminal 1||Handling Department , Signature Flight Support Paris, 1241 avenue de l'Europe - BP174 93352 Le Bourget Cedex – France||+33 149 9927581|
|The Flying Group||AEROPORT DU BOURGET - BATIMENT 34||(331) 743-2522|
|Advanced Air Support||33-1-48358964|
|Landmark Aviation||85 ALLEE DE STOCKHOLM DE BOURGET
|Sky Valet||3 rue de Londres, 93350 Le Bourget, France
||+33 1 4835 9797|
|Hanger H5||+33 (0)1 48 35 87 77|
|Jetex||Terminal d’Aviation d’Affaires – je tam vchod s názvom JETEX flight support.||+33 1 7437 2522||www.jetex.com/EN/Global-Network/Paris-France/|
|Signature Terminal 3||21 Avenue de l’Europe, Le Bourget, France 93350||+33 149 346 284|
METAR Weather Data at Le Bourget Airport, LFPB, LBG
|OBSERVED||Tue Sep 25, 12:30 EDT|
|NOW||Tue Sep 25, 13:03 EDT|
|AGE||33 min ago|
|WIND||ENE at 13 mph|
|VISIBILITY||greater than 7 miles|
|BAROMETER||1035 hPa (30.56 in Hg)|
|METAR||LFPB 251630Z AUTO 06011KT CAVOK 16/03 Q1035 NOSIG|