Patrulla Águila

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Patrulla Águila
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Patrulla Águila in the 2007 Gijón Airshow.
Active 1985 to Present
Country Flag of Spain.svg Spain
Branch Emblem of the Spanish Air Force.svg 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 (Spanish for "Eagle Patrol"), formed 4th July 1985, 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.

History[edit]

During the '50s and '60s Spain had various aerobatic teams which preceded the creation of the Patrulla Águila. These were:

The 4 June 1985, Patrulla Águila 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.

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Trivia[edit]

  • To mark the 25th anniversary of the Patrulla Águila the aviojet #5 was painted.
  • The aviojet #5 has got stickers that say "World Champion 2010", which were given by the Netherlands Air Force, who planned to put them on their planes but finally it was Spain who won the World Cup.
Patrulla Águila's C-101 painted as mark of the 25th anniversary.
World Champion 2010 sticker.

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