In 2013 another group of photographers was interested in visiting Greece again during the November open days. A couple of days of sunshine and good looking aircraft lay ahead of them.
It was time for the sixth edition of the annual 4Aviation Greece-tour. On Wednesday 6 November at 9.30 in the morning 11 people were waiting near the well-known red/white meeting point at Schiphol. A twelfth person would be met at the gate and two British colleagues would travel to Athens on their own. Via teletext we heard the news about a surprise 24-hour strike in Greece, that also included Greek air traffic controllers…! With a small delay of about 20 minutes we took off for Greece aboard a KLM Boeing 737. After an easy flight are arrived there only 5 minutes behind schedule. After collecting our luggage and arranging the rental vans we completed the group of 14, including the two British guys. Using two vans we headed for Kalamata, a 250 kilometre ride. We arrived at our hotel at 21.30 local time. Everything had been pre-arranged and we could head for our rooms very soon after that.