Celebrating a Century of Partnership between the USA and France

The Paris Air Show begins with five busy trade days, during which billions of dollars of global business is conducted.

But on the weekend, the show takes on a different focus, when 175,000+ public visitors travel to LeBourget to see the fascinating flying and static aircraft displays.

This mass gathering of families, friends and aerospace enthusiasts is an ideal audience to whom proud Americans can present a positive and lasting image of the USA's inspiring history, future and spirit.

Paris Public Day 2017

On Saturday, June 24, Kallman Worldwide will transform the USA Partnership Pavilion into an interactive, multimedia attraction designed to engage, educate and entertain visitors of all ages.

With a blend of education and entertainment, join us to celebrate the shared spirit of discovery and innovation that connects the United States and France, and excites all our citizens.

Public Weekend 2015

Partnership in Paris

 

The theme of the USA Partnership Pavilion at the Paris Air Show 2017 is to commemorate both the past century of Franco-American aerospace cooperation, and promote ongoing positive relations between our two great nations.

Throughout the full week of the show you will see this theme woven into the events and activities we will be hosting in the FORUM Presentation Area and the U.S. Exhibitors' Meeting Point.

The culmination of this effort will be on Saturday of show week, when we open the doors of the USA Partnership Pavilion to welcome in the French public.

The centerpiece of our public activities will be a specially-commissioned photo display highlighting the recently-completed, triumphant, month-long tour of the USA by the Patrouille de France, the French Air Force aerobatic team. 

 

Family Fun

The public day experience is designed to engage and entertain visitors of all ages, particularly families and children. Time in the Pavilion will include: 

Educational displays
Interactive exhibits
Photo opportunities and multiple photo booths
Free gifts and giveaways, donated by Kallman Worldwide and numerous American exhibitors.
Jeux de carnival, or carnival games
Facepainting and coloring
Wii Dance games and Virtual Reality headsets

Public Day Programs

In addition, we will have presentations and activities in the FORUM and Meeting Point covering topics starting with the formation of the U.S. volunteer pilot corps “the Lafayette Escadrille” through to present-day programs, and future plans to cooperate on interplanetary exploration missions.

The centerpiece of our public activities will be a specially-commissioned photo display highlighting the recently-completed, triumphant, month-long tour of the USA by the Patrouille de France, the French Air Force aerobatic team. 

Following on the success of the 2015 edition of our Public Day presentation, Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot, Astronaut, Al Worden, will be joining us again this year!

 

To the Moon and Back

What’s it like to be the most isolated human being?

Col. Al Worden, who holds that Guinness Book of World Records title, will host a presentation on his career and famous flight to the moon as the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission. Listen as he shares the experiences and inspirations behind his best-selling book Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut’s Journey to the Moon.

Book signing with meet-and-greet to follow presentation.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

A replica Nieuport 11 buzzes our camera crew filming near Dayton, Ohio

Lafayette Escadrille team

Long before the United States entered World War I, American volunteers flew for France. They volunteered as early as 1914, risking their citizenship and their lives for the cause of liberty. They formed an all-American fighter squadron named for the Marquis de Lafayette, and served in every sector of the Western Front: over Verdun, the Somme, and Champagne. 

Some were well-educated, some had grown up on the streets. Together, their heroic, much publicized exploits helped persuade their reluctant countrymen to join the war. They became the founding fathers of American combat aviation—flying in French uniforms. France has not forgotten them.

Filmmakers Paul Glenshaw and Darroch Greer present the story of the Lafayette Escadrille and share their progress on their new documentary film. The filmmakers are working closely with the families of the Escadrille, who have shared previously unpublished material. 

Their 30-minute presentation features the teaser for the film and dramatic images of the Escadrille, World War One and from our production-in-progress currently filming in France, the US, and New Zealand. The filmmakers will take your questions and share their discoveries. 

Public Weekend 2015

Paris Air Show 2015- Public Weekend