Day 1 of Paris Air Show: Aircraft Soar Through The Skies

Even the fire-fighting plane dropping water over Le Bourget airport didn't succeed in bringing down the heat over the Paris Airshow as it opened on Monday. Air displays are the central point of the week-long expo, the world's largest of its kind, which transforms Paris into a global aviation capital every two years. The piercing roar of French plane-maker Dassault's Rafale fighter jet is what everyone wants to see. Used by the French army and navy, the 28-year-old aircraft is still impressive by its sheer power.