On Thursday 24 April the airport would be open to trade visitors and accredited people at 09.00 am, but we were on the ramps already well ahead of that time, equipped with all required badges which had been all prepared for us. The static was drawn close together, but by the absence of the mass of people and help of exhibitors who moved a few signs and barriers here and there still a few aircraft were ok to photograph. As a result, we were done taking pictures soon and there was enough time for a good look around and talk with many very nice crews who were able to talk about their aircraft and units. In the afternoon, the air show would take place. From the fairgrounds this would be against the light, not desirable for photography. Therefore our taxis took us to a nice place on the other side of the airport. We were able to stand undisturbed and capture everything well. The air show included a demonstration of the Spanish team Patrulla Aguila, which after each manoeuvre seemed to lose an aircraft. Furthermore, the local Moroccan Air Force display team Marche Verte, a CL415 and a Bell 205, and some small civilian aircraft. The highlight was a fly-by a wide selection of the Air Force of Morocco. On this first day: 4 x T-6C, 4 x Alpha Jet, 4 x F -5E and 4 x Mirage F1. These formation fly-bys had a different composition every day. After the show we went to the hotel to freshen up and to eat in town as a group. Marrakech is a very beautiful city with lots of attractions and sights. Our hotel was just outside the city centre, reached easily by a short walk but also taxis brought you anywhere for a few Dirhams.