Baltic States 2013
In 2013 4Aviation was welcome to visit all three Baltic States; Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. During our stay in the three countries we were able to visit almost all government related locations were aviation took place.
On Sunday 8 September 7 participants started enjoying the second 4Aviation tour to the Baltic States. The first time only Lithuania and Latvia were visited, this time Estonia was also on the itinerary. From Schiphol Lufthansa took us to Riga (Latvia) safely, stopping in Frankfurt underway. On arrival in Riga it appeared that the large number of media representatives at the airport did not show up to greet us, but for the Dalai Lama that appeared to be on the same plane as we were. We quickly picked up our rental van and found our first target within 1 mile; the museum that is situated close to the airport. A ‘nice’ example of what lack of maintenance can do to aircraft… While stopping for wrecks & relics along the way we ended up in Siauliai at the end of the day. Just north of the city we visited the Hill of Crosses for some very nice sunset pictures. The hotel apparently had 2 options in the city so we had to spend the night a little further away from the city centre than we first thought. So, we took the car to go back to the city to enjoy a very good meal to end the day.