On Saturday 5 November 2016 the second 4Aviation fighter tour to Japan started. Six of the ten participants met at Schiphol for their rather early departure to Heathrow on board British Airways. It was the first of 11 flights that would be made during the tour! At Heathrow the group met up with two British guys and one that flew in from Switzerland. We then continued towards Haneda. Haneda and not Narita this time, since we needed to continue towards Chitose and Haneda has far better and more connections than Narita. After arriving at Haneda (Sunday 6 November already) we located our tenth and final participant and checked in for our flight to Chitose (Hokkaido). While enjoying the bright skies outside we were notified about delays and possible cancellations because of snowfall in Chitose… Luckily, we were able to fly and did not really face a delay. On arrival at Chitose we could verify that snow had indeed fallen! The roads were OK though and after our, almost ceremonial, visit to a hardware store for stepladders, we checked in at our hotel for the night.