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Flying high in Torre del Mar

  • More than 300,000 spectators turned out to see the town's second International Air Show

Thousands of enthusiasts crowded onto Torre del Mar's beach over the weekend to see the town's second international air show. During the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, spectators were treated to displays and acrobatics from more than 16 different aircraft from six different countries, some flying solo and others in formations.

During Friday afternoon and evening the different formations practised over the skies of Torre del Mar and neighbouring towns, while Saturday’s Sunset Airshow and Sunday morning’s finale saw, among others, the Turkish Stars, Aerosparx from the UK and Canadair CL-215, as well as both the French and Belgian airforce with the F16 and the Spanish F18 almost breaking the sound barrier, while helicopters pirouetted through the skies.

Sunday’s main event started at around 11am when Bucker and the Plus Ultra troops flew low over the coastline, followed by the Yakolev 52 piloted by Ballesta, Aerosparx and Canadair CL-215. Participants then braced themselves and their eardrums as the F-16, F-18 and F-5 fighter jets dived and glided along the coast.

President of the Asociación de Comerciantes y Empresarios de Torre del Mar, Antonio Sebastián Pastor, said: “This event is excellent for the town as it puts Torre del Mar on the international map and generates a huge economic impact for local commerce.”