Armenia-El Edén 2007Back to Country
Date: 30 June/1 July 2007
Static/flying: FAC1260 CN235M-100 Esc811 FAC5115 DHC-2 nn FAC1952 IAI201 Esc113 FAC3047 Kfir C7 Esc111 (1x) Mirage 5COAM Esc112 FAC62 PT-17 EMAVI FAC2320, FAC2330 T-34/285 EMAVI FAC2333, FAC2337 T-34/285 EMAVI FAC2342 T-34/285 EMAVI FAC2430 T-41D(F) EMAVI HK-632P, HK-835P PA-18A HK-3149P PT-17 MNT HK-3774 Ce208 Viana HK-4107 DHC-8-311 AIRES HK-4398 BAe31 Al. de Antioquia MNT = Museo Nacional de Transporte, Calí The Air Festival is the premier event for light aviation in Colombia and was held for the first time thirty years ago at the same airport. The festival moved from October to the summer and was not held for two years as not to interfere with the F-AIR in Rionegro. Most of the pilots and people participating know each other and the ambience is therefore very familiar. The main activities are related to light aviation, so, the airport ramp is full with ultra lights and small props, but also the commercial aviation and military aviation participate. The both days the airport was open to the public from 10.00 am. Flying demonstrations took place all day with low passes of aircraft, acrobatic flights, parachuting and paragliding. The static was located on the ramp of the airfield. Opportunities for pictures of the static are limited if you are inside the fence because the ramp is small and the aircraft are very close to each other. The taxiway and runway were fine for photography. The light conditions at the airport are very nice; usually the region has very nice weather with very little clouds and blue sky with bright sun. In order to take pictures you must go in the afternoon because the only angle to see the static and runway from inside the fence is from the west. Another interesting tip about the festival is that the airport is never closed for normal operations; you have a nice opportunity to be very close to regular normal ramp operations.