Largely attracted by the upward trend (in participating Moroccan Air Force aircraft) that the show brought during the previous three 4Aviation tours to the event, a group of 34 people travelled to Morocco for the International Marrakech Airshow 2016. Of this group a total of 21 travelled to Marrakech from Schiphol on Wednesday 27 April. The rest of the group joined soon after (or somewhat later). On our way to our destination, on the late afternoon, it had become clear already that the show would not be comparable to earlier editions. While anxious to find out how this would work out the eventing was spent relaxing.