The very first 4Aviation tour in 2021 took place in September. A visit to the Malta International Airshow was the first tour since the Corona-pandemic halted all our activities in March 2020.
Thursday 23 September 2021 was the start of our very first tour of 2021. Due to the Corona-pandemic all our activities had suddenly come to a halt in March 2020. So, it was great to see a group of aviation photographers again at Schiphol airport at the beginning of the tour. Air Malta took twelve of us to Malta International Airport, where a major part of the Malta International Airshow 2021 would also take place. On arrival, two more participants were waiting that had arrived from the UK earlier that day.
The arrival at Malta didn’t go as planned for one of the participants. He was denied entry to Malta because of a vaccination-issue. Despite being able to present the EU Digital COVID Certificate, the Maltese authorities refused him. The only real option for him was to spend a night in a government appointed hotel and fly home the next day, while the rest of the group headed for the hotel.