The FAI presented Air14 Airshow Director Col. GS Ian Logan with the FAI Diplôme d’Honneur during the “Inspiration Dinner” organised by the airshow committee in Payerne, Switzerland, on Saturday 30 August 2014. The award was attributed “In warm appreciation for his outstanding work as Meeting Director of Air14 and for the excellent promotion of aviation to the public during the airshow in Payerne”.
Five hundred selected participants were present, among them FAI Executive Director Beat Neuenschwander, FAI Secretary General Susanne Schödel, former and current international Air Chiefs as well as civil and military aviation personalities.
During the dinner, Mr Neuenschwander took the floor for a speech and highlighted the exemplary efforts for the promotion of young talents in Switzerland and the excellent civil-military partnership in the use of the Swiss airspace, before handing the Diploma to Col. GS Ian Logan. He congratulated him and the whole Event Team on the successful organisation of Air14, underlining the broad international appeal of the event and the wide success amongst the public, hoping that this great showcase of aviation would inspire many a youngster to start a career in aviation.
From August 29 and for about ten days, the AIR14 Airshow commemorates in Payerne, Switzerland, the 100 years of the Swiss Air Force, the 50th anniversary of the Patrouille Suisse and the 25th anniversary of the Swiss PC-7 TEAM. The event – the biggest ever organised in Switzerland – is expected to attract a total of more than 300’000 visitors which can enjoy a wide-ranged programme of aviation activities including demonstration flights of legendary aircraft, prestigious international aerobatic teams and powerful jets and the display of dozens of aircraft to dive back into the history of Swiss aviation.