From 2 to 7 May 2012, 4Aviation travelled to Kazakhstan. Main goal of the tour was to visit the second edition of KADEX – Kazakhstan Defence Expo. Although it was hard to determine what the event would ‘deliver’, eventually 18 people found it appealing enough to find out.
Thus, the majority of the group departed Dusseldorf for Frankfurt on Wednesday 2 May. At Frankfurt another participant would join the group and from Frankfurt we continued to Astana. We landed there around 11 o’clock in the evening. We had in the meantime understood that one participant was still on his way (and would arrive during the night) and that the final one, from Asia, was already at the hotel. After negotiating customs formalities, changing money and buying some bottles of water we headed for the bus. This was found very quickly and the sign carrying the 4Aviation logo in the bus suggested that all would be going as planned. The ride to the hotel already showed some things of what the city of Astana has to offer. On arrival at the hotel, all chose their roommate quickly and went off to bed.