Photos: 50th Paris Air Show

18 06 2013
A Sukhoi Su-35 fighter takes part in a flying display, during the opening of the 50th Paris Air Show, at the Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 17, 2013. The Paris Air Show runs from June 17 to 23. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A Sukhoi Su-35 fighter takes part in a flying display, during the opening of the 50th Paris Air Show, at the Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 17, 2013. The Paris Air Show runs from June 17 to 23. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

The 50th Paris Air Show started on June 17, 2013 at the Le Bourget airport near Paris with major orders placed for the Airbus A380 super-jumbo jet and for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

However thunder, lightning and rain put a damper somewhat on the air acrobatics.

So did the U.S. budget “sequester,” which prevented U.S. fighter aircraft from appearing at the show for the first time in 20 years.

The 50th Paris Air Show runs from June 17 to June 23, 2013.

Here are some photos during the opening of 50th Paris Air Show …

(Please click the photos for larger images)

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