The Lens Airfield is not equipped with a paved runway, therefore the Lille-Lesquin international airport, only 15 miles away from Lens,
offers their staff and material support free of charge in order to re-create a temporary military air base on one of their parking lots. This
enables us to welcome military jets and planes, and jet teams. The French Air Force and Navy secure the site and see to the logistics
during the necessary 4 days of military presence for the air show.
On the Saturday, Children and disabled people can attend all flights rehearsals as VIP, and meet with the pilots, the day being exclusively
reserved for them.
This unforgettable experience both for children and crews, who offer time to them, is supported by a few local companies offering them a
nice ‘hangar party time’, organizing transport from their centres to the field. A personalized welcome is also planned on the Sunday show
for disabled people and their families.
Lens Air Show is the first Air Show in France to have organized a Sunset Air show with Pyro displays and plane demos. This time, to
commemorate the Centenary of Vimy’s Battle, we will relocate our Sunset fly-past above Vimy’s Memorial on the Saturday evening, in the
presence of officials from both countries and more particularly of a veteran Pilot, who flew on a P51 Mustang, based in France during