Meeting Payerne Switzerland 1991

My first visit to an international airshow. The Thunderbirds of the US Airforce were a surprise guest in Switzerland.


Open Day JaboG 49 Fürstenfeldbruck 1992

Open Day at Fighter Bomber Squadron 49 in Fürstenfeldbruck. The squadron with its Dornier Alpha Jet was disbanded just two years later in 1994.

US army military exercise with helicopters 1992

At the beginning of the 1990s, US Army helicopter units from Katterbach, Illesheim and Giebelstadt also practised regularly in southern Middle Franconia.

30th Anniversary Heeresflieger Laupheim 1994

Visit at the open day of the Medium Transport Helicopter Regiment 25 in Laupheim in summer 1994

A big surprise ...


Open Day Army Aviation Regiment 26 Roth 1996

On 13 July 1996, the public is invited to an "Open Day" at the Otto Lilienthal Barracks in Roth.

International Aerospace Exhibition Berlin-Schönefeld 1998

International Aerospace Exhibition Berlin-Schönefeld 1998

International Bodensee Airshow - IBAS 1998

An approach to the flying subjects with a 35mm 35mm camera without (sufficient) zoom ...

More info about the airshow can be found here.

International Aerospace Exhibition in Berlin 2000

International Aerospace Exhibition in Berlin 2000

Airpower 2003 in Zeltweg / Austria

Airpower 2003 in Zeltweg / Austria on June 28, 2003

Airpower 2005 in Zeltweg / Austria

Airpower 2005 in Zeltweg / Austria on June 24, 2005

Family Day EADS Military Air Systems Manching 2006

 Family Day EADS Military Air Systems in Manching on 08 July 2006

Open Day Helicopter Regiment 26 Roth 2006

In 2006, 50 years of the Roth site were celebrated with an open day.

Open Day WTD 61 Manching 2007


Open Day at WTD 61 in Manching on September 15, 2007

International Aerospace Exhibition in Berlin 2008

International Aerospace Exhibition Berlin-Schönefeld 31.05.2008

Family day at the fighter-bomber squadron 32 in Lagerlechfeld 2008

Unfortunately, no aircraft were shown in the air at the Family Day of Fighter Bomber Squadron 32 in Lagerlechfeld in 2008.

Airpower 2009 in Zeltweg / Austria

In 2009, the airshow organized by the Austrian Armed Forces and Red Bull experienced its third edition. With around 280,000 visitors on two days of the event, a new attendance record was achieved.

Open Day Kampfhubschrauberregiment 26 at Roth 2009


Open day at Combat Helicopter Regiment 26 "Franken" at Roth on the occasion of its 30th anniversary on July 05, 2009.

International Aerospace Exhibition in Berlin 2010

International Aerospace Exhibition in Berlin-Schönefeld on 12.06.2010
As in 2008, the ILA 2010 took place under more or less provisional circumstances in the middle of the construction site for the major airport Berlin-Brandenburg-International. Despite the cramped conditions, the number of aircraft on display was very high and offered a broad overview from vintage to prototype.

Airpower 2011 in Zeltweg / Austria

Visit to Austria's big airshow on July 01 and 02, 2011.

Airpower 2013 in Zeltweg / Austria

On June 29, 2013, I again visited the airshow organized by the Austrian Armed Forces and Red Bull in Zeltweg / Styria. The event took place over two days and attracted a total of more than 300,000 visitors to the Hinterstoisser air base in the immediate vicinity of the Red Bull Ring. In bright sunshine, more than 9 hours of flight program were offered daily.

Open Day Combat Helicopter Regiment 26 in Roth 2013

In July 2013, Combat Helicopter Regiment 26 in Roth celebrated its 35th anniversary with an open day. At the same time, it is the farewell event for the regiment, its many soldiers and civilian employees.

Fly Out Combat Helicopter Regiment 26 Roth 2013

Long before it was finally disbanded on June 30, 2014, KHR 26 had already seen a significant reduction in personnel. The number of remaining helicopters was also steadily decreasing. In September 2013, a "fly out" was organized in Roth. In December 2013, the regiment's last MBB BO 105s took off.

ILA 2014 - Berlin Air Show

A must for anyone interested in aviation is the biennial aerospace exhibition held in Berlin. In 2014, the ILA Berlin Air Show again proved to be a well-organized event with exhibits from the entire spectrum of aviation and aerospace. During my visit on May 24, 2014, several highlights were offered in the Flying Display, such as the Breitling Jet Team with its German premiere and the F-16 Demo Team "Solo Türk" from Turkey, this year's partner country of the ILA. The "old acquaintances" of the Flying Bulls (B-25 and F-4 Corsair) and the Patrouille Suisse with their usual precise demonstration were also convincing. Slightly disappointing for me was "Willfire 2014", the live operational exercise of the German Armed Forces, which was apparently planned and carried out primarily under noise protection aspects.

Bell-Boeing CV-22 "Osprey" at Grafenwöhr 2014

As part of "Jackal Stone," the largest exercise for special operations forces in Europe, three Bell-Boeing CV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft were moved from their home base at Mildenhall in England to Grafenwoehr in September 2014. Led by the United States Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR), members from special operations units from the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Finland, Great Britain, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and the United States participated. The objective of the exercise is to learn and coordinate operational principles, techniques, procedures and tactics among special operations units from different armed forces.

Day of the Bundeswehr WTD 61 Manching 2015

In 2015, for the first time, the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Aircraft and Aircraft Equipment (WTD 61) in Manching hosted an open day at various locations across Germany. Around 60,000 visitors accepted this invitation on June 13, 2015, and obtained information about careers or training with the Bundeswehr, admired the exhibits on display and enjoyed the approximately one-hour air show.

55th Anniversary Frecce Tricolori at Rivolto / Italy 2015

On September 5 and 6, 2015, the Italian aerobatic squadron "Frecce Tricolori" celebrated its 55th anniversary at its home base in Rivolto near Udine. Congratulators included air forces from Europe and the Middle East.

ILA 2016 - Berlin Air Show

ILA Berlin was held in 2016 with a slightly different concept - the total duration of the trade show was reduced by one day, of which 2 event days remained reserved for the trade public. The highlights among the approximately 200 aircraft on display were certainly the Airbus A350XWB, the Antonov AN-178 transport aircraft and the Boeing B-52 of the US Airforce.

Airpower 2016 in Zeltweg / Austria

Around 240 aircraft were presented by the Austrian Armed Forces, Red Bull and the Province of Styria at the sixth edition of AIRPOWER. On September 2 and 3, 2016, a total of 300,000 visitors wanted to marvel at the demonstrations in the air and on the ground. The very varied program offered a broad cross-section of aviation, from loud fighter jets to quiet glider aerobatics.

Rescue exercise at Rothsee 2018

In October 2018, the Bavarian police helicopter squadron trained various types of helicopter-assisted water rescue at Rothsee with the water rescue helpers from the surrounding local associations.


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