San Javier Air Show 9th/10th June - Not to be Missed!
Many thousands of spectators are expected to descend Murcia's most popular beaches of Mar Menor next weekend for the annual San Javier Air Show.
This year's International air festival will take place at San Javier's Academia General del Aire, with an open day on Saturday 9th June 2018 between 10:00am and 5:00pm.
As part of this year's celebrations to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Air Academy, visitors will be invited to an open tour of the academy's military facilities.
Where there will be static displays of aircraft belonging to the Air Academy and of Spanish aviation history. Visitors will be able to see inside the different models of fighter aircraft, helicopters, and transport aircraft used by the Spanish Air Force, the “Ejército del Aire. Saturday's event will close with spectators treated to a spectacular air display over the beaches of Santiago de la Ribera from 17.30 and 19.30.
This year's event is truly international Saturday's afternoon and Sunday's displays will include formation and aerobatic displays by Spain's own aerobatic display team, the Patrulla Águila, The Eagle Patrol". The French precision aerobatic demonstration unit, the Patrouille Acrobatique de France, and their Italian counterpart, the Frecce Tricolori. Will perform along with the home team
On Sunday the 10th at 10.00hrs morning will begin another large scale, thunderously loud and spectacular air display. The Air Show is one of the most visually impressive events in the Murcia calendar, where the aerobatic flight teams are accompanied by helicopter and parachute displays.
The show will also include displays and fly-by's from some of the largest aircraft in military service today including the Boeing E-3 Sentry, more commonly known as AWACS, and distinguished by the distinctive rotating radar dome above the fuselage, the Boeing E-3 Sentry is an American airborne early warning aircraft derived from the Boeing 707. It provides all-weather surveillance, command, control, and communications for NATO forces. Spain's Casa C-101 Aviojet training and light attack aircraft, the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet multirole combat jet, and the Eurofighter Typhoon, assembled by Airbus at their factory just south of Madrid will all be there.
Sunday's aerial displays will end at 15.00hrs. The aircraft will fly over the Mediterranean Sea and the open waters of the Mar Menor, and will be best viewed from Santiago de La Ribera's beaches, with Playa de Barnuevo, Playa de El Pescador, Playa El Castillico, and the large fine sandy beach of Playa de Colón all expecting to be full to capacity.