This year’s show was blessed with fine weather and featured the public debut of the Airbus A400. It is likely to be the last show on this site and the new terminal for the improved airport is taking shape, though dust clouds from the works sometimes blew across the displays and active runway. General Aviation was well represented, as was the US military.
The mock attacks were watered down from previous years though it was good to see F-4 Phanthoms displaying in Europe again. Seeing two Junkers 52s ‘pleasure flying’ over the public park that was once Tempelhof airport makes one think that it would be a far better location than Gatow for a German National Air Museum. So many exhibits could be safely kept under cover in such elegant and appropriate surroundings.