On Thursday 11 July 2013 the first 4Aviation trip to Colombia started. Five of the nine participants gathered at Dusseldorf on this day for the trip to Bogotá, via Newark. We went to New York in a spacious seat onboard a Lufthansa A340. On arrival an English participant joined the group and together we waited for a long time inside a United Airlines 737 for the crew to be complete and ready for departure. This resulted in a delay, which made us arrive at Bogotá at midnight. A taxi driver was waiting for us and we went to our hotel for the night as fast as we could, on the way scoring our first aircraft (a Boeing 707 of the Air Force).