11th Paris Motor Show
A.k.a. "le premier salon international de l’aéronautique".
Flight, the magazine of the Aero Club of the United Kingdom, called it the "First Paris Aeronautical Salon" and deemed it "the first real exhibition of practical flying machines that has ever been held anywhere."
- Ville de Bordeaux, Clément-Bayard, a new production by Société Astra, and other LTA craft
- Avion III constructed by Clément Ader
- Farman I and the Delagrange biplane constructed by Les Frères Voisin
- Blériot biplane and monoplanes
- An Antoinette monoplane
- "Kapferer's double monoplane" (Voisin?)
- An "aeroplane-helicopter" constructed by Louis Charles Bréguet
- A model Wright Brothers airplane
- An airplane (also called Clément-Bayard??) constructed by Victor Tatin
- A propeller, the "Intégrale", displayed by Lucien Chauvière
Internationalism. Flight: "...on one occasion we observed a large band of Esperantists in charge of a guide who explained the different exhibits in the International tongue. At the stand where the Wright machine was exhibited they met with a particularly hearty reception from one of the directors, who himself addressed them in Esperanto."
|Event names||11th Paris Motor Show; Paris Aero Salon; First Paris Aero Salon; le premier Salon de l'Aéronautique|
|Start date||December 24, 1908|
|Number of days||7|
|Tech focus||LTA, airplane|
- Stéphanie Meyniel, "Le 24 décembre 1908 dans le ciel : Premier salon international de l’aéronautique", Air Journal, 24 December 2012.
- "The First Paris Aeronautical Salon", Flight, 2 January 1909.
- L'Aérophile Vol. 17, No. 1, 1 January 1909, p. 19. Uses biblical term tohu-bohu in description of the atmosphere at the Grand-Palais.
- Nelms, 2009