On Friday 29 June, at 10:00 AM, we gathered at Schiphol to start the journey to Swidwin. Swidwin is the Su-22 Fitter base in Poland and here the squadrons 8. elt and 40. elt are based. An open day was organised and that was sufficient reason to have a look for the group that consisted of 8 participants.
From Schiphol we left at 12:30 to Berlin-Tegel where we landed an hour and fifteen minutes later. At the airport we rented a good size van so that everyone had enough legroom. From Berlin-Tegel it was about two hours to the hotel which was about 30 kilometers from the air base. We arrived at the hotel at half past eight.