On Wednesday 22 March we arrived at Subang at 09.00 and within no time we saw an A400 come taxying by, as well as a CN235, a couple of C-130s and a very nice Mi-17 of the Malaysian fire department. For the also civil oriented enthusiasts in our group Subang was awesome since it brought no less than three flying B-727s! The day also gave two Hawaii C-17s and a very interesting Hercules of the Bangladesh Air Force that was parked near the hangar of Airod (a maintenance company). The latter aircraft could not be photographed or only partially.
The finale of the tour was Sungai Besi. Until recently this was the home to the VIP helicopters, the Police Air Wing and the air force museum. Sungai Besi was closed a couple of months ago though and will be demolished to make room for apartment buildings. The aircraft of the museum are temporarily stored within the complex of the Police Air Wing. Despite this we wanted to try and visit this storage. The air force guards were very clear and decisive. This was the same at the police gate when we started asking. But, thanks to patience, the willingness of a technical officer of the Police Air Wing and the negotiating skills of one of our participants (honor to whom honor is due) we were allowed to visit the storage 1.5 hours later. It was possible to take better photos here then when the aircraft were in the actual museum, since there was more room between the aircraft now.
With this cherry on the cake of the tour we started our return journey to the international airport of Kuala Lumpur. We arrived there well in time before or departure, so we had some time to freshen up after a long day in the heat again. By now we already had said goodbye to some on the group that had other plans, took different flights, etc. After an uneventful flight back to Amsterdam we landed at Schiphol on Thursday 23 March ending yet another fantastic Langkawi tour! We will return in 2019!