On Thursday 24 September 16 of the 17 participants for the Malta tour gathered at Schiphol Airport. Air Malta was about to take the group to Luqa in the afternoon for the second 4Aviation tour to the Malta International Airshow. The show is known for its limited size but also for its (mainly) interesting participants and the very nice photo opportunities. All participant had chosen for the ‘Enthusiasts Package’ that included access to the show on 4 days. This meant that the group was also able to visit on Friday (for the arrivals and rehearsals) and on Monday (for the departures). Since a number of arrivals was scheduled for Thursday as well, access to the terrain was granted on this day as well. Therefore, after arrival, the group went to the air show terrain immediately. This day saw the arrival of the Egyptians (K-8 and C-130), an Italian P-180, a Royal Navy Merlin and the two Navy Black Cats Wildcats were brought in by two RAF C-17s. The Armed Forces of Malta flew a rehearsal of a formation of an AW139 and a Beech B200. The light was beautiful on this late afternoon. After all were happy with the pics they took the bus took us to the hotel in centre of St. Julians. The day ended with dinner and drinks in the evening.