In the months leading up to the actual celebrations of 100 years of Russian military aviation, there was some confusion about the way it would actually be celebrated. Information about the event (location, access to it not, etc. etc.) changed rapidly, making the preparations somewhat of a headache.
Nevertheless, a large group and enthusiastic group gathered on Thursday 9 August to fly to Moscow. No less than three separate flights were needed to bring everyone to Russia. Late Thursday night everyone was regrouped in our hotel in Moscow. This was also the case for the guests that flew in on their own (the group included 10 different nationalities). All in all, more than 70 participants showed up.