Meeting Aérien International de la Somme (The Somme International Airshow) is a popular gathering for aviation enthusiasts, held at Albert Picardie Airport France in France's Picardy region. Aviation fans from all over the world attend this event to see some of the most breathtaking aerial displays and aerobatics. So, let's get into the ins and outs of the program!
First of all, the airport gates open at 10 am (but air demonstrations don't start until 1 pm). The show features plenty of French military aircraft and pilots as well as representatives of foreign military forces: la Patrouille de France, Danish, Belgian, and the Royal Jordanians Falcons, The lineup also includes the Rafale, the French Air Force’s aerobatics team (EVAA), and the MD311 Flamant.
This event offers a unique chance to see these aircraft in action as they perform challenging maneuvers and exhibit their astounding capabilities. The festival offers a variety of other things for attendees to enjoy, in addition to the aerial shows. For example, flying simulators, several exhibitions as well as vintage and modern aircraft on the ground. Overall, about 120 aircraft participate in the show. In the evening, viewers can enjoy a twilight show. The program is concluded by the Patrouille de France with its Alpha Jets illuminating the skies over Somme. In addition, visitors are welcome to enjoy food and drinks from local vendors.
All in all, Meeting Aérien International de la Somme-Hauts de France is a must-attend event for all aviation enthusiasts, no matter what age. Thus, book your accommodation in advance and always check the official website and Facebook page for any possible updates.