On Thursday 2 June, our flight to Izmir departed very early, but was very smooth again. At the airport of Izmir we had to wait for the bus a little, but this took us to the hotel to drop our luggage. After some shopping (mainly water to cope with the hot weather) we headed for the approach of the military air base of Izmir. Not a lot of visiting aircraft came in, but many aircraft practiced their air show routine under ideal weather conditions. Late in the afternoon the bus headed for the hotels again for a good meal and a cool drink.
During the night from Thursday to Friday group 2 also joined the company, after which no less than 79 spotters had been brought together to enjoy the air show to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Turkish Air Force.