2016 is the year that the Swedish Air Force celebrates its 90th anniversary. The main event of the celebrations was an Open House with international airshow (#Flygdarna) on the last weekend of August at Malmen Air Base near Linköping. Linköping is the cradle of Swedish aviation. It is here that the first flying school was based and it is the home of Saab Aerospace & Defense. About 1/3 of the working population is employed in aerospace. The military base Malmen houses a number of units that are not often seen outside their home country and it is also home of the Central Air Force Museum. Plenty reasons to make a tour to Sweden. Therefore 13 travellers met up at the well-known meeting point at Schiphol Plaza in the morning of Thursday 25 August for their flight to Stockhol-Arlanda. After landing and collection of the luggage we took the shuttle to the rental car center. From the bus we spotted two C-32As on one of the platforms. Mr. Joe Biden and his team were in Stockholm for negotiations. After picking up our two vans, the first stop was to add these two birds to our collections. After this we joined the heavy traffic in Stockholm and made our way to our hotel in Norrköping, home for the next few nights.
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Open in Twitter Wednesday saw the #4Aviation group visiting Akeno and Komatsu. Choppers, burners and awesome colours. #航空自衛隊 #小松基地… https://t.co/d1g1gOFGZV 3 days ago
Open in Twitter Tsuiki (築城飛行場) can be a very rewarding place. It was again today when the #4Aviation group visited. #航空自衛隊 #F-2 https://t.co/Cy5kPa1jnP 5 days ago
Open in Twitter Today saw some ground activity at Hyakuri (before flying resumed after the F-35 crash) and interesting items at Iru… https://t.co/mEdC7OcnSP 1 week ago
Open in Twitter Meanwhile at Andravida Air Base in Greece! Quick impression of the result of the Greek hospitality. Thanks… https://t.co/D6FAoJGfkm 2 weeks ago
I was very impressed with 4Aviation, how smooth everything went and would certainly do it all over again. The flexibility was the selling point for me to do this trip, I think you guys did a great job.