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Paris - Le Bourget Airport, France

May 31st, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Paris - Le Bourget Airport (French: Aéroport de Paris - Le Bourget) (IATA: LBG, ICAO: LFPB) is an airport located in Le Bourget and Dugny, 12 km north-northest (NNE) of Paris, France. It is now used only for general aviation (business jets) as well as air shows.

The airport started commercial operations in 1919 and was for long Paris' only airport until the construction of Orly Airport. It is most famous as the landing site for Charles Lindbergh's historic solo transatlantic crossing in 1927. In 1977 Le Bourget airport was closed to international traffic and in 1980 to regional traffic, leaving only business jets to operate.

Le Bourget Airport hosts the French Museum of Air and Space (Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace), and, every other year, the Paris Air Show.

This airport contains a statue commemorating Frenchwoman Raymonde de Laroche who was the first woman to earn a pilot's licence.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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