The 2015 Frankfurt aviation weekend was a raving success. Like every year, on the first weekend of November we have two large airline conventions in Frankfurt which attract airline buffs from all over Europe, North America and Asia.
The airline slide convention organized by Chris Witt is always well attend with slide punters buying, selling and trading slides from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. At the same time, the Schawnheim aviation fair takes place a short distance away in the Turnhalle at Schwanheim. At the Schwanheim show you can find all sorts of airline collectibles for sale and trade, including airline postcards, models, pins, wings, books, printed matter, safety cards, videos, DVDs, photos, ephemera and pretty much everything you can image related to airlines and their history back to the early days.
I try to attend the Frankfurt shows every year, and it is always a great opportunity to meet up with old friends, and make new friends. If you have not attended the Frankfurt airline shows, do yourself a favour and make the effort. You will be very pleased with the weekend! Now to the photos.
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Andreas Stryk, Hamish Telford, name not known, and Henry Tenby await the doors to open Saturday morning at the Schawnheim airline show, November, 2015.
FRA follow me van at front entrance of Schawnheim airline show 2015.
Henry Tenby at Schwanheim airline show front door NOV 2015
You can’t beat the food in Germany! Bring a big appetite!
Cheers .. David Hartman and Henry Tenby enjoy some good old German ale!
Verkuyl metal aviation models for sale at Schwanheim airline show 2015.
Verkuyl metal aviation models for sale at Schwanheim airline show 2015. The F27s and Lufthansa 707 are real beauties!
Great aircraft display models for sale at the Schwanheim airline show 2015.
Main hall of the Schawnheim airline show 2015.
Alupa airline models of current manufacture on offer at Schwanheim aviation fair 2015. The Interflug models were around 100 EUR each.
Alupa airline models of current manufacture on offer at Schwanheim aviation fair 2015. The wide bodes are 200-300 EUR each.
Henry Tenby’s table at the Schwanheim 2015 airline collectibles show.
Henry Tenby at the Schwanheim 2015 airline collectibles show.
Buckets of safety cards at the Schwanheim 2015 airline collectibles show. Priced between 1 and 5 EUR each.
Main haul view at the Schwanheim 2015 airline collectibles show.
The main haul was always super busy at the Schwanheim 2015 airline collectibles show. on the Saturday. Lots of airline postcards on offer.
This Aeroflot IL-62 1/100 scale model was sold in seconds at the Schwanheim 2015 show. It went for a song.
A very nice assortment of 1/100 scale airline models at the Schwanheim 2015 show. The Pan Am 707 is a wooden model from the 1960s.
Pan Am 1/100 scale Boeing 707 in wood, a vintage 1960s Nemoto model, made in Japan. Now in the Henry Tenby collection.
1/72 BOAC VC-10 monster of a model. For sale at the Schawnheim show 2015. Now in the Henry Tenby collection.
A yearly tradition. John Kimberley and Henry Tenby loading up the hotel van shuttle for the Monday morning ride to FRA for our flights home. Always come home from FRA heavier than when arrived!
Attending the FRA Slide convention is always great fun. John Kimberley and Henry Tenby have been attending for many years.
Chris Mak, Nicky Scherrer and Chris Knott at the Frankfurt airline slide convention in November, 2015.
Pacmin models and Lufthansa Connie at Schwanheim show 2015. In the 300 EUR price for each one.