Aircraft: Image Building at the Big Show

At first glance, the 27th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport seemed to belong to the U.S. Not only was the U.S. exhibit the biggest around, but it had an extra impact: it was a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's historic transatlantic hop to that very same airfield.

In flew a replica of the Spirit of St.

Louis to go on display under a model of Eero Saarinen's St. Louis arch out side the $250,000 U.S. pavilion. In side the pavilion, 75 companies plugged their products with splashy displays.


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