On the morning of Thursday 5 September 22 travellers met at Schiphol for a mid-day departure to Graz, Austria for a visit for the Airpower 2019 show held at Zeltweg. After arrival at Graz with a small delay, a 23th traveller flying in from Frankfurt joined us and after picking up our three vans, we were soon on the road for the first destination of this trip, being the Österreichisches Luftfahrt-Museum at Graz airport. This small museum has a rather nice collection of aircraft including a Swedish Air Force JA37 Viggen, a Swiss AF Mirage 3, two J-35 Drakens, a C-160D Transall and former Eastern Europe aircraft like two MiG-21s, a TS-11 and Lim-2. All were photographed in beautiful circumstances, as it was 25° Celsius this day with no clouds to be seen.
After this good start of this trip it was time for a short stop at a petrol station for some food and beverage before we continued to some more preserved aircraft, including a Czech Air Force MiG-23 and two more J-35 drakens. Around 6 o’clock we arrived at our nice hotel in Graz. After a fresh up those interested gathered for a nice dinner at an Italian restaurant around the corner of the hotel.