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.
A total of around 300 aircraft of all categories, performance classes and sizes were on display on the ground and in the air - the second-highest number in the 105-year history of the ILA.