Next to Paris' main airport, Charles De Gaulle, this airport is very busy and insanely expensive. Our approach took us right over Paris city and past the Eiffel Tower. They took airport security very seriously here, making us show pilot and passport credentials just for a quick walk to get something from the airplane.
The Jules Verne restaurant is on the second story of the Eiffel Tower. We sat down to beautifully plated, delicious, 7 course meal that must have lasted 4 hours. It was a beautiful evening with gorgeous views of the city of Paris.
Albert is someone who Jim worked with back in the 90's. He's a terrific guy and we were thrilled that he was able to join us for a drink in our hotel. It was great to see Albert and we're looking forward to our next chance to get together.
Notre Dame is one of those historic sites that you never get tired of visiting. We've been here before yet each time we see it, this cathedral's beauty continues to astound us.
We took a short flight from LeBourget to Dijon to attend the European TBM Owner's and Pilot's Association meeting. This was a nice treat that was coincidentally scheduled at the same time we were in France. Here we met some great TBM people from Europe, including many of the team from Daher. They Breitling Jet team are based here so we got some great shots of the. By the way, the Dijon mustard in Dijon is just incredible.
A group of the pilots visited the LeBourget Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace. It's an interesting museum with aircraft representing mankind's whole history of flight. Included are a fully translucent Mirage fighter jet and two retired Air France super-sonic Concords.