After a spectacular return to the skies in 2014 after a 3 year hiatus the series is set to revisit past venues and break new ground alike beginning in February with a round in Abu Dhabi.
Next year the NATO Tiger Meet will be at Konya AFB, one of the largest air base in the Turkish Air Force.
In 2013, the German Air Force retired their last Phantom at Wittmund Air Base. During a "phantastic" fly out, 4 special painted F-4F were the highlight of the show. One of the jets the 38+11 was painted in the "Norm 81" retro scheme celebrating the final months of F-4F operations.
According to the website defencenet.gr, the Russian factory Rosoboronexport is in serious talks to sell 40, 4 ++ generation fighter to the Hellenic Air Force.
During the last day of the Zhuhai Airshow 2014 in China, a little but lucky accident happened. The Al Fursan aerobatics demonstration team was one of the main event of the show. During the landing of the team one of their Aermacchi MB-339 could not stop at the end of the runway.
The EA-6B Prowler is the primary tactical jamming aircraft of the US Navy, US Air Force and the US Marine Corps. The Prowler first entered service in the 1970s and has demonstrated its battlefield performance in Southeast Asia, in Operation Desert Storm, in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in Kosovo, enforcing the northern no-fly zone over Iraq and in Operation Iraqi Freedom.