The deafening roar of the Eurofighter engines, at 9.00 am this Friday, has served as an alarm to awaken the residents of Torre del Mar and much of the eastern coast of the province, which for the fourth year consecutive will enjoy this weekend of the show of the International Air Show Air Show, which involved some thirty formations and aircrafts, from several countries, that run throughout the history of navigation, from the most classic aircraft to the most modern aircraft of the Spanish army.
On Friday, the first trainings took place, which will continue on Saturday, as a prelude to the great festival, which will take place on Sunday, between 11.00 and 15.30. Those interested in attending should take into account the recommendation to park in the vicinity of the El Ingenio shopping center, where a free shuttle bus service has been enabled, with an uninterrupted schedule from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. The pick-up point is the main door of the shopping center, and in Torre del Mar, on Calle Clavel, next to the Hogar Virgen de la Victoria.
In the three previous editions the influx of visitors was massive in the day of Sunday, with more than 200,000 people in the vicinity of Torreña beach. On the first day of training, in addition to the Eurofighter, this Friday has seen one of the great novelties of this fourth edition, a Harrier of the Spanish Navy. The Civil Guard has also carried out its first maneuvers on the Torrena beach, with a helicopter and two boats, as well as two quads. The exhibition has included the jump to the water from the helicopter of several agents, its rescue by the aircraft and a chase to a pneumatic boat.
On Saturday morning you can see again the training of the Civil Guard, the aerobic pilot Jorge Macías and Vampir, among other formations. This fourth edition of the air festival will also feature the Acrobatic Parachute Patrol of the Air Force (Papea), Patrol Aspa, Canadair and the A400. You can also see classics such as the T34, the Beechcraft 45, the T6, the first Spanish WingWalker, as well as historic aircraft of the Infante de Orleans Foundation, synchronized light aviation (Plus Ultra), Patrulla Reva or the acrobatic ones like Jorge Macías, César Canudas and Luca Salvadori.
Trainings Saturday July 13. * May suffer changes due to weather10: 45-11: 15 Cesar Canudas Osuna Paramotor 11: 15-11: 45 PAPEA - Acrobatic Parachute Patrol of the Air Force (They will sign autographs after the performance) 12: 30-12: 45 Jorge Macias reconnaissa
The Air Festival has for the first time with the collaboration of Aeroclub Axarquía, which will exhibit on the afternoon of Saturday and Sunday a score of aircraft to scale in a limited area of ??the Paseo de Larios of Torre del Mar. The Councilor for Tourism of Vélez- Málaga, Jesús Pérez Atencia, has influenced, along with the director of the festival, Pablo González, the international character of the event that "becomes one of the great events in the world of aeronautics in Europe, having the best demonstrators in the world in each of its planes and its disciplines ».
"If we want to maintain the level offered in recent years and continue to be a leading municipality in the tourism industry, we must continue to bet on this type of festival, for these initiatives that give us that plus", he pointed.
Live, through social networks
The International Air Festival of Torre del Mar can be seen live for the first time through the social networks of the Mayor's Office. In this way, all those interested in following this unique event online "can do it from any device through Facebook Live and Yotube, on the page and channel of the Mayor's Office of Torre del Mar, which will broadcast live via streaming the Air Show, "assured Atencia.
The mayor reported that "it will carry out a professional performance of the event, which will feature the professional comments of the official speaker and a full broadcast from 11.00 am on Sunday morning."
The festival schedule this Sunday. / SUR