The festivities will be launched south of the Alps where Locarno Air Base will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its military and civilian airfield. In July, the official celebration will be held at the location where it all began: Bern Beundenfeld.
An anniversary of such importance cannot be celebrated without an air show and in 2014 there will be not just one but two. On two consecutive weekends at the end of August and beginning of September, Payerne will become the rendezvous for international aviation enthusiasts with AIR 14 PAYERNE:
- 30-31 August and 6-7 September 2014
The AIR 14 PAYERNE is a major military event that will give all branches of the armed forces the opportunity to present themselves within the air show context. This major event can be realised thanks to the support of the entire armed forces.
Colonel GS Ian Logan, head of the AIR 14 project, is responsible for the overall organisation of the centenary year activities.
Swiss Air Force website