It is hard to find an air show that takes place in an environment that beats the Langkawi International Martime and Aerospace exhibition (LIMA) in Malaysia. The island of Langkawi is known to many as a pleasant and quiet holiday island. One week in every two years though Langkawi is home to LIMA. It is therefore no surprise that LIMA was visited by a group of 4Aviation travellers for the fourth time already. The 2017 group consisted of seventeen people, of which thirteen travelled from Schiphol to Kuala Lumpur with KLM on Tuesday 14 March 2017. Two more would join in Kuala Lumpur and two more at Langkawi.
After a comfortable flight we arrived at KL at around 4 o´clock in the afternoon (Wednesday 15 March). Since our flight left Schiphol late in the evening and most had been able to get some sleep during the flight most of the group were relatively fit on arrival. Immigration procedures were smoot and within on-time we were in the arrivals hall where we soon met the two other participants that had flown to KL with a different airline. After collecting our three rental cars we quickly headed for Ipoh to spend the night (250 kilometres away). The traffic in Kuala Lumpur was very cooperative and this meant the we arrived in Ipoh at around 8.30 in the evening. After checking in a number of people made use of the opportunity to enjoy an outside dinner in a restaurant very close to the hotel. This was also the first opportunity to experience the temperatures that would not fall below 25 degrees Celsius at night during our stay.