In 2014 we visited the Kazakhstan Defence Expo (KADEX) for the second time. The 4Aviation group consisted of 24 participants from The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Malta.
The second 4Aviation tour to the KADEX-event in Astana (Kazakhstan) started on Wednesday 21 May. The group consisted of 24 participants from The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Malta. Twelve participants gathered at Schiphol at around 11 in the morning and another ten participants joined the group during the stop at Kiev-Borispol. Two participants decided to travel to Astana on their own. Flying Ukrainian International Airlines resulted in the “numbercrunchers” on the group to be able to have a look at the 15.tabr area at Kiev-Borispol were several transport aircraft and helicopters could be seen. During the two hour stop at Kiev another two An-26s and an Mi-8 came in to land. After a comfortable flight from Kiev to Astana we arrived at Astana just before three in the morning. The immigration procedure, collecting the luggage and getting cash money took some time so daylight was almost returning when all went to bed in the “authentic” hotel after a short bus ride.