No less than 79 enthusiasts travelled to Turkey with 4Aviation between 1 and 7 June. They visited Turkey to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Air Force.
The 4Aviation tour to Turkey started on the evening of Tuesday 31 May 2011. Thirty-nine aviation enthusiasts gathered at Schiphol that evening for their night flight to Istanbul. After an uneventful flight with Turkish Airlines we arrived there very early in the morning. The bus was waiting for us to bring us to the hotel. A couple of rooms were reserved there for the group to freshen up a little. We also got some breakfast in the hotel. Participant number forty, from the United Kingdom, also joined the group here. Later that morning the bus took us to the interesting air force museum at the international airport of Istanbul. We stayed here for a couple of hours. The afternoon was spent on a terrace near the airport that offered an excellent view of the aircraft movements. Photo opportunities were excellent from there. Later in the afternoon everybody was tired but satisfied. After a good meal on the terrace of the hotel it was time to head for the beds.