On Saturday morning, 29 September 2018, at 4:00 am, the group gathered at Schiphol for the upcoming USA trip. Here, seven passengers would gather at Schiphol and an eighth traveller would meet us at LAX. During this trip, mainly US Navy fields would be visited with the open day at MCAS Miramar as opening act. Because there were restrictions regarding the planned visits, the group was limited to eight travellers. The main reason for this is that the vans with which we would be moved around at two air bases are suitable for a total of eight people.
After a short stopover in Vienna we flew directly to LAX where we completed the group. Then it was another two hours’ drive to the hotel in San Diego.