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Further to the large success of the ‘Fetes de l’Air’ that respectively welcomed 22,000, 30,000, 53,000, 64,000 and 70,000 visitors on the last four
editions, the next Lens Air show will take place on the weekend of September 10, 2017. The theme chosen for this air show is the Centenary of
the Battle of Vimy and the capture of ‘La Cote 70’ (i.e. Vimy Ridge 70) at Loos-en-Gohelle.
Those victories won through the sacrifice of 60,000 Canadian soldiers allowed Canada to access the rank of Nation. Vimy’s Memorial, inaugurated
in 1936, as well as ‘La Cote 70’ monument that will officially open in 2017 in Loos-en-Gohelle, are the strongest symbols of the friendship that
unites our two countries.

This important event that will host airplanes from those two friend countries and from Belgium is organised with the support of the
‘Communauté d’Agglomération de Lens Lievin’, the Department and the Region, along with many private partners and sponsors.
Its exemplary organisation and the quality of the offered show rank Lens Air show among the top European air shows and its free admission
allows to keep the doors open and provide access to the largest amount of vistors.
The ‘Fetes de l’Air de Lens Benifontaine’ has become a real long-awaited event by the general public but also by the biggest aviation fans.