Calí 2008Back to Country
Date: 5 October 2008
Static: HK-2810 Bell 206B-3 Helitec HK-3996-I R22 Helitec 1308/1 T-27 EDA Fumaça FAC1995 PT-17 stored EMAVI Flying/elsewhere: 2451 C-130 1°/2° GTT BrazAF FAC4130, FAC4131 AH-60L GRUCO 51 FAC1257 C212-200 nmks FAC1280 C295M GRUTA 81 FAC2422 T-41D(F) EMAVI FAC3031 Mirage M5COAM ESCOM 112 * FAC62 PT-17 EMAVI FAC3041, FAC3049 Kfir C7 ESCOM 111 * FAC5115 U-6A EMAVI FAC4121 UH-60L GRUCO 51 Brazilian EDA Fumaça was present with these T-27 Tucanos: 1371/1, 1326/2, 1329/3, 1358/4, 1381/6, 1327/7, 1435/5 The Colombian Air Force academy (EMAVI = Escuela Militar de Aviacion) celebrated its 75th anniversary with a spectacular show never seen before in the city of Calí. The show marked a week of cultural celebrations in the city. Large numbers of attendees showed up for the event that took off with parachuting demonstrations by Aguila de Gules, the air force parachuting team. The mighty sounds of EMAVI’s very own Stearman and Beaver added to the historic ambiance of the moment. Flying from their home base Palanquero, two Kfirs and a Mirage thrilled the crowds and put on a very exciting low level show. A T-41 simulated a downed aircraft with two of its pilots being rescued by a C-SAR team, after which the dancing AH-60L Arpia IIIs brought ecstasy to the huge crowd. The Brazilian Fumaça team performed in the grand finale of a remarkable week of celebrations, which hopefully created a precedent for similar shows in Calí in the future.