A group of eight aviation enthusiasts had gathered on Monday August 31, 2009 for a 4Aviation trip to the West Coast of the United States. After a stopover at London Heathrow, a British Airways Boeing 747 brought us comfortably to Los Angeles.
At the airport our transport for the coming weeks retrieved, a 12-person Ford E-450 van. Everyone settled in its place and within minutes we were already at the first aircraft location, a school near the airport. We made pictures of, amongst others, a former Netherlands Air Force T-33 and some other instructional aircraft. This location was followed by “Proud Bird’s-restaurant, which offers a nice collection of aircraft, an F-23 and NASA T-38 in the works of Northrop Grumman, a nice collection was found at the Compton airport, a preserved UH-1H in a park in Long Beach and finally the Long Beach airport, where C-17s of the USAF, SAC and Qatar were seen and photographed. Then followed the long drive to our accommodation for the next few days: Las Vegas.