The first tour to the USA in 2014 took us to the Western states of California, Nevada and Arizona. Combining the air shows at MCAS Yuma and Luke AFB with a Red Flag exercise and a visit to Rainbow Canyon resulted in a very nice tour for photography again.
The first 2014 4Aviation tour to the USA started on Sunday 9 March. In the morning 12 of the 16 participants gathered at Schiphol. With a short British Airways flight the dozen arrived at Heathrow shortly after that. At Heathrow 4 more participants joined the group (arriving from Frankfurt, Lyon, Pisa and Toulouse) after which a Boeing 747 brought the group to Las Vegas. We landed at McCarran in the evening and picked up the 3 vans that we earmarked to support us during the tour. The check in at the hotel unfortunately took way too much time and after that all went to bed relatively soon.