USA IV 2022
A 4Aviation trip to the United States was scheduled for the fourth time in 2022. The main goal was the Aviation Nation Airshow at the superbase Nellis AFB with an important theme being the 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force.
However, we left a week earlier to enjoy the many other airports that are relatively close by. Relatively because the United States is of course huge and you occasionally have to drive quite a bit.
On this page the report of this trip with a large number of photos to illustrate the many photographic possibilities.
Sunday 30 October, due to the ‘new’ way of travel in 2022, we unfortunately received a cancellation at the last minute, due to COVID19, for this trip to the United States. That is why only 11 passengers arrived at Schiphol well in time. Luckily it wasn’t very busy and a sweet young lady from the ground staff directed us to another row that was just opening. The plane left on time and the Delta Airbus 330 took us to Salt Lake City. On landing, those on the left side of the plane saw Hill AFB and South Valley RAP/West Jordan AP pass by. At SLC, a quartet of KC-135s was read from the Utah National Guard. The customs formalities and collecting suitcases went very quickly here. Due to the crew not showing up for our follow-up flight, we had to wait a little longer, but another pilot couple arrived and quickly took us to Phoenix. Here too, the suitcases were quickly present and we met the other four travellers who had come to Phoenix on their own. After collecting the three vans, a short drive followed to the hotel for the coming night. By now it was almost 1 o’clock in the morning and our alarms would only go off a few hours later for the first airplane day of the trip.