The 10 participants of the 4Aviation tour to Hawaii met at Schiphol early in the morning on Friday 28 September 2012. They were ‘looking forward’ to a long day inside aircraft (3 flights) and 12 hours of time difference. After the first flight, to London-Heathrow, there was a small issue. While transferring the data from British Airways to American Airlines the flight from Heathrow to Los Angeles had ‘disappeared’. Eventually 9 of the 10 therefore flew via Seattle instead of Los Angeles. A large number of hours and another transfer later the group was complete again at the airport of Honolulu. After collecting the rental cars we headed for the hotel where we would staying for about 6 days.