On Wednesday, 17 June, we all enjoyed a nice breakfast before the bus left in time for the base. We underwent a small security check before buses brought us to our place for the morning. The taxiway where almost all aircraft before or after their flight would be taxiing past. Also from here you had a good view on both runways. On the taxiway and when the aircraft took off from the nearest runway great pictures could be taken. The far runway was a bit too far away, the air was to warm, heat haze. Our group was well catered for. In a nearby shelter tables and chairs were available as well as catering of the Hilton. In the shelter opposite enthusiasts could indulge the dozens of different patches and other squadron relics. The first aircraft of the day was a Boeing E-7T Wedgetail of the Turkish Air Force. Great shooting on the taxiway and into the air. Then followed a mix of all participating units: Spanish F/A-18M of the 15th, British Typhoons of 11Sqn, American F-15s of 493rd FS, Turkish CN235 and Cougars. Turkish F-16s from ten different units, and highlight for many, Turkish Phantoms of 111Filo and 171Filo and Pakistani F-16s from 9Sqn. The first mission contained over 70 aircraft. After returning from this mission there was time for a break and we were driven to the other side of the track. For now, after all, the sun was much better on that side of the aircraft. In consultation with the guides we could choose where you wanted to stand. At the beginning of the runway, where all aircraft turned on the track, a little further, or the point where the aircraft became airborne. Always close-by was Colonel Yaşar Kadıoğlu who ensured that all aircraft used ‘our’ runway for take-off and landing. It had meanwhile been past 18.00 before the last aircraft landed and we, again, boarded the bus. Not to go to the exit, but to visit the flightline with eleven Turkish Phantoms. There, some covers were removed and we could start capturing as many F-4s as one wanted. Then it was time to go to the exit and to return home. In our case, our outstanding hotel in the centre near the restaurants. That evening it was crowded near the Great Mosque because the next day Ramadan would begin. Very impressive to see.