On Thursday 3 February, 27 participants met each other at Schiphol for the first flight to London-Heathrow. In London another participant joined, after which the group flew to Colombo in an Airbus A340 of Sri Lankan. On Friday morning (4 February), very early, the group arrived at the airport of Colombo (also home to the fighter aircraft of the Sri Lanka Air Force). At Colombo we were met by our tour contacts and we sat down in the bus that took us to the first hotel in Mount Lavinia. Since the day had only just started, we directly decided to start looking for the first aircraft of the tour. In the capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo, we were able to find two Jet Provosts, one of which could be photographed. Our point of contact within the air force came to shake hands while we were taking a swim in the pool of the hotel later that day. During the same day, the remaining 8 participants of the tour, arrived from several directions.