Lithuania & Latvia
Two small but very interesting Air Forces were visited in 2010: Lithuania & Latvia. Two ‘new’ countries that turned out to be very friendly and welcoming. Please find a full report here.
After a long period of preparations, we received the green light for visiting both Latvia and Lithuania in May 2010. Seven aircraft enthusiasts found time to visit these interesting destinations.
The group left Schiphol for Riga on Sunday 20 June 2010. Upon arrival we found out that our rental van was parked close by the museum, so we could directly drop off our luggage. Although the museum is not open on Sunday, we made prior arrangements to visit it anyway. Highlights in this museum are the Tu-22M, Mi-6 and MiG-29 in Russian Air Force colours. After the visit we headed for Lithuania. Along the way we made a short stop at Jelgava, but we could not enter the airfield due to language problems.