Meeting was agreed for 5 AM at the 4Aviation meeting point at Schiphol Airport on Wednesday 7 November 2012. Apparently considered to be rather early to fetch some Hellenic Air Force aircraft in the next days, judging by the sleepy faces of the 5 men. Check-in was smooth and despite the strikes other actions the flight via Vienna went according to the book and we arrived in Athens on schedule. In Vienna a Swiss participant had joined the group and an English colleague joined in Athens. After collecting the rental van we headed for Larissa. After stopping for a couple of preserved F-5s we arrived at our hotel in Larissa early in the evening.