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The Cat
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ILA 2024

Post by The Cat » Sat Dec 02, 2023 8:51 am

I missed the last ILA due to it not looking too good with less static compared to previous years due to the 'new' airports increased movements.
Anyone went ?...and was it worth it ?
Incidentally I note the ILA site doesn't state a show venue at present.

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by slogen51 » Mon Dec 04, 2023 7:18 pm

Just to say the dates are June 5 – 9, 2024

https://www.ila-berlin.de/en

I missed the last one - i think it clashed with something

Always has been a good show in the past with plenty of domestic mil present, GAF Typhoons and choppers sprinkled about. Plus the Gatow museum is not far away and they have opened up the normally off limits hangars.

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by The Cat » Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:33 am

I totally agree it has been a very good show 'in the past' especially for photography.
However I'm hearing that the last one was not a patch on the previous shows so I am reluctant to plan a visit without and 'good' reports.

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by slogen51 » Tue Dec 05, 2023 12:02 pm

Quite agree

I take civil so I can always make numbers at the other airport Tegel is it?

I anyone hasn't been to Berlin it is a great city to visit and easy to get around .

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by Precinct7 » Tue Dec 05, 2023 12:09 pm

Tegal has closed, but Berlin is a great city to visit. Curry wurst !!

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by slogen51 » Tue Dec 05, 2023 1:34 pm

Flipping heck it must have closed fairly recently

So Brandenburg is the only airport now

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by Andy Marden » Tue Dec 05, 2023 1:40 pm

Closed in May 2021.

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by Tangopapa » Tue Dec 05, 2023 2:17 pm

ILA is very much a shadow of it's former self now that Brandenburg is fully open, which really does restrict the flying display. I was there on opening day 2022 and the only interesting flying item was a Luftwaffe A.400. It may have got slightly better on the public days? Static was OK, lots of German hardware as you might expect, Italian F-35A, USN CH-53K & P-8; US Army CH-47F, UH-60M, AH-64E & UH-72A; USAF C-17A; F-15E & F-16C. But as said previously, lots of other good stuff to look at in Berlin including two museums - Gatow & the Deutsches Technikmuseum, and if you're mobile not that far away are the collections at Finow, Cottbus & Rothenburg.

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by The Cat » Wed Dec 06, 2023 8:15 am

Was the static as well laid out and as easy to photograph as previous years ?
I always found it excellent as opposed to the Paris a/s.

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by Tangopapa » Tue Dec 12, 2023 12:14 pm

Sorry The Cat for delayed reply, hadn't noticed your post. I'm not really into photography so didn't pay that much attention to positioning. My recollection is that although there was a lot of available space on the ramp area used, some items were reasonably tightly packed, especially in the Bundeswehr areas. Manufacturers displays were a little more accessible. Flying display, such as it was, was to the south of the site so into the sun.

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by The Cat » Thu Dec 14, 2023 10:19 am

Many thanks Tangopapa for additional information.
I'll decide what to do early in the New Year.

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by The Cat » Wed Jan 10, 2024 9:24 am

So I'm planning to go this year and will stay at an airport hotel very near terminal.
Did they do a shuttle bus from terminal and back to show last time ?

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by Kurnass » Sat Jan 13, 2024 8:06 pm

The Cat wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2024 9:24 am
So I'm planning to go this year and will stay at an airport hotel very near terminal.
Did they do a shuttle bus from terminal and back to show last time ?
Don’t know about the last edition, but before I used to fly into Berlin in the morning, and back home in the evening. Shuttle bus driving through the day

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by slogen51 » Tue Jan 16, 2024 1:32 pm

That is exactly what I did pre COVID - the dedicated buses go from right outside the terminal at Schônefeld - I can't remember the new name

Bit of a queue/bundle at the show entrance for security but no more than 20-30 minutes

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by Tangopapa » Tue Jan 16, 2024 3:01 pm

The Cat wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2024 9:24 am
So I'm planning to go this year and will stay at an airport hotel very near terminal.
Did they do a shuttle bus from terminal and back to show last time ?
For 2022 we arrived by car, car parks were located at the old Schonefeld terminal with a shuttle bus to the show site. There were other shuttle buses running from other locations, so could easily have been from the Brandenburg terminals. Won't know for sure until tickets go on sale I would think.

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Re: ILA 2024

Post by The Cat » Thu Jan 18, 2024 9:18 am

Many thanks for replies, all sounds good.

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