The first 4Aviation USA tour in 2016 was scheduled to begin on Sunday, 28 February, and so it happened. Unfortunately three people had cancelled due to personal circumstances. The thirteen other participants from Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom, were prepared for a beautiful journey through a part of the western US, Nevada, Arizona and a small part of California. Nine men were waiting at Schiphol airport at the agreed time for the short flight to London-Heathrow and were joined there by an English couple. A giant Airbus A380 transported us to San Francisco where we met our two German participants. At Hertz car hire, three minivans were picked up for the four hours trip to the hotel in Reno (Nevada), before we started the first night in a hotel.