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Patrulla Aguila

PATRULLA ÁGUILA
Gijón Airshow 2007.
Active 1985 to Present
Country Spain
Branch Spanish Air Force
Role Aerobatic flight demonstration team
Garrison/HQ San Javier Air Base
Colors Red, yellow, white
Aircraft flown
Fighter 12 Casa C-101 Aviojets
Only 7 fly in airshows

Patrulla Águila ("Eagle Patrol") is the aerobatic demonstration team of the Spanish Air Force, based at San Javier airbase near La Manga, in the Murcia region of Spain. Flying 7 Casa C-101 Aviojets, they are the only team to use yellow smoke, and are also known for their formation landings.

The team was formed on 4 July 1985.

History

During the 50s and 60s Spain had various Aerobatic teams which preceded the creation foundation of the Eagle Patrol. These were:

The 4 June 1985, the Eagle Patrol made its first training whose pilots were selected among the teachers of the Air Force Academy and equipped with the new built Casa C-101 Aviojet.

Gallery

Trivia

  • As mark the 25th anniversary of the Patrulla Águila the aviojet #5 was painted.
  • The aviojet #5 has got a stickers that say "World Champion 2010", which were given by the german army, who planned to put them in her planes but finally was Spain who won the World Cup.



External links

  • Patrulla Águila Website
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