Various shots of fighter jets and transport planes in air displays at Le Bourget, Paris.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France
LS Le Bourget airport during the Paris Air Show. Delta wing experimental Gerfaut (Gelfalcon) interceptor first French plane to fly faster than sound without using an afterburner, a device for injecting fuel into the exhaust gases of a jet plane to obtain great bursts of power. President Coty, and officials looking at the air display. The Barouder French fighter, seen in flight. The rocket powered SO Trident. Refuelling with a BP truck in the background. The Aquilon, another French fighter plane. The SE Caravelle, twin jet transport plane, one of the chief centres of interest. (2 shots). French air secretary, Mr Corniglion-Molinier, in his Mystere 1V, and then taking off and in flight. The supersonic Super Mystere interceptor crossing the field at sound barrier speed. World only ram-jet-powered aircraft now flying, the Leduc 0-21 which has to be taken aloft 'pick-a-back' by a Languedoc transport plane. The Leduc 0-21 (or C-21) lands alone with a tail parachute. In case of danger the Leduc's entire nose is thrown off with the pilot and falls to the ground borne by several parachutes. Parade of several jet planes. General parade of Aquilon fighters.
Note: "Date received on original paperwork reads: 21/06/1995. Paperwork lists personalities present include: President René Coty, General Carl Spaatz, Lt General James A Doolittle (United States Air Force) and Miss Jaqueline Cochran (Auriol), the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound.