The following morning (Friday 13 March) we were already up quite early to make our way to RMAF Butterworth. As with previous editions of LIMA, the Malaysian Air Force makes several practice flights in the days preceding the opening of LIMA. For this, the fighter aircraft fly out of RMAF Butterworth. This year was no exception, because shortly after our arrival the first fighters (Su-30s, MB339s, Hawks en F/A-18s) took off! On our ‘regular’ spot near the base we waited for the aircraft to return, which happened after about one and a half hour. The first sunny pictures of Malaysian Air Force aircraft were bagged! After the last recovery, we headed out to Alor Setar, home base of the training aircraft of the RMAF (and some Alouette 3s). Because of our delay on the way to Malaysia, this would be our only visit to this base, but it all worked out as they were flying. We noticed the first PC-7s in the air when we arrived, and we were able to photograph both the old as the new type PC-7s from our spot near the threshold. In the meanwhile we received a phone call that, shortly after our departure, three MiG-29s had arrived at RMAF Butterworth! Maybe, just maybe they would participate in LIMA after all? After finishing at Alor Setar we had some driving ahead, and catch our ferry to Langkawi island. When we arrived, we parked our cars (as cars are not allowed on the boat), bought the tickets and enjoyed the view from the boat. In little over an hour we reached the sunny holiday island Langkawi and picked up our cars. After a small drive we found our hotel, conveniently located near the beach and vivid streets of Langkawi. Time to enjoy a good meal and think about the days to come!