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  • What I'd Be Looking At In The Skies Of Paris
    Posted by Benet Wilson 3:57 PM on Jun 15, 2011

    Although Aviation Week pays me to write about this industry, in my heart of hearts, I'm also an aviation geek.  I worry greatly that my bosses will find out they're actually paying me for my hobby.

    I attended my first Paris Air Show in 1995, and when I wasn't writing, I was watching the skies for the flying displays.  That particular year, the Boeing 777 and the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor made their debuts at that show, and what a thrill it was.  I also got to see an Ilyushin Il-96 with Pratt & Whitney engine.  But I digress.

    I won't be attending this year's show, but I'll be following it closely.  Below are the planes I would have been delighted to see if I was there.  Enjoy!!

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    The Boeing 747-8I

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    The ATR72  (Photo credit: Aroingstone)

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    The Bombardier CRJ700  (Photo credit: Benet J. Wilson)

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    Saab 2000 (Photo credit: Robert Hewson)

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    X3 (Photo credit: Eurocopter)

    Tags: tw99, pas11, aircraft, paris

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