The Spanish Air Force equivalent to the red arrows, the Patrulla Águila, or Eagle Patrol, will be performing two air displays from their San Javier base over the next 2 weeks.

The first, on Sunday 16 July, will be celebrating the Virgen del Carmen fiesta and will take place around the beach next to “La Curva” at Lo Pagán.

Then, on Tuesday 25 July, the attention will be around the Club Náutico de Santiago de la Ribera, celebrating the fiesta of Santiago Apóstol.

The timings depend on weather conditions, but will take place somewhere between 10 am and 2 pm. Of course, because these are air displays, you don’t have to be at the specific locations to watch and enjoy the spectacle, you will be able to see it from just about any beach in the Mar Menor area, including San Javier airport where they are based.

Patrulla Águila formed in 1985 and is the aerobatic demonstration team of the Spanish Air Force. They are based at San Javier, where the officer academy is located.

They fly 7 Casa C-101 Aviojets, with static displays of redundant aircraft placed around the area, including at Cartagena and the Dos Mares roundabout.

They are the only team to use yellow smoke, used to create the colours of the Spanish flag, and are also known for their formation landings.

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