For several months, in collaboration with the local authorities, we had worked with health services and local authorities, and we had designed a COVID reference document describing the specific health measures envisaged in order to prevent the risks of spread of the virus during the Paris Villaroche AIR LEGEND 2020, with the greatest respect for government recommendations.
But the government announced on August 11th the extension of the ban on gatherings of more than 5,000 people until October 30.
With the backing of our ‘COVID plan’, we therefore submitted a request for exemption and authorisation to hold our event.
The area open to the public is 214,220 m2, and we expected around 30,000 spectators over the weekend, which is an average of 15,000 people per day. This ensured more than 14 m2 per person, outdoors.
Despite these favourable elements, the exemption was not granted by the prefecture of Seine-et-Marne. The reasons given for this refusal are: ‘mixing of the population with visitors from beyond the department of Seine-et-Marne’, ‘difficulty in setting up traffic circuits that do not allow going back’, ‘no guarantee of sufficient space between visitors in the demonstration area’.
The 2020 tickets already purchased are automatically valid for 2021.
However, those who request it may receive a refund, after completing this form.
Preparations for the 2021 edition have already started, with some great surprises already on the programme!
PARIS VILLAROCHE AIR LEGEND
A major aviation event in Europe, on the doorstep of Paris!
The Paris-Villaroche AIR LEGEND airshow is a must-see event, that takes place every second week-end of September, on the Melun-Villaroche airfield, 25 miles South-East of Paris.
This exceptional event offers you the opportunity to see iconic aircraft in flight, some of which very rarely seen in airshows.
It is also the only event in France where the public can come so close to all the airplanes and their pilots, such as the jets of the Patrouille de France.
The Paris-Villaroche AIR LEGEND airshow also comprises an exhibition village, shops, restaurants, historical re-enactment scenes, flight simulators, and animations for all ages.
Saturday September 12, 2020
Sunday September 13, 2020
Aérodrome de Melun Villaroche
Melun RER Station