In the morning of 23 September 2011, 11 participants gathered at Schiphol airport for their flight to Washington-Dulles IAP; the start of the third 4Aviation tour to the USA in 2011. Main targets for this tour were the air shows at NAS Oceana and MCAS Miramar. After a prosperous flight with a KLM A330, our group arrived at a very wet Washington in the late afternoon. After the customs- and immigration procedures, the rental cars were collected. At the parking lot, we were welcomed by a couple of A10s flying over. With two brand new Dodge Grand Caravans we drove to Hampton, VA (close to Langley AFB) where we arrived at our hotel at about 9 PM. This hotel was going to be our “home base” for the next two days.