International Air Show - Colombia
July 13TH to 16TH, 2017
Rionegro - Antioquia

Total success of the VIII edition of F-AIR COLOMBIA 2017

  • Aircraft F-16of the United States Air Force and the Fumaça Squadron of Brazil were protagonists of the international air shows
  • In charge of Colombia, the Colombian Air Forcemade demonstrations of their capabilities with combat aircraft and military transport.

Bogota, Colombia. July 13th. With the international presentation of the great air shows of the aeronautical industry, the doors of the VIII edition of F-AIR COLOMBIA were opened in Rionegro, Antioquia, from July 13th to 16th. The main acrobatic demonstrations were in a charge of F-16 (Fighting Falcon) aircrafts from the United States and Brazil's Fumaça Squadron, along with the Colombian Air Force with combat and transport aircraft and the C130 Hercules aircraft.

F-AIR COLOMBIA 2017 featured demonstrations of air maneuvers and aerobatics by the United States and Brazilian Air Forces, as well as information on the design, operation, flight controls, performance, and recognition for combat victories of each aircraft and the contributions made to the airline industry from the technological developments of the Brazilian and American industry.

"For us, it is important that the F-16 fleet of the United States Acrobatic Squad be present at the VIII edition of the fair due to the recognition they have in the airline industry for being the first aircraft specialized in aerial combat "said Coronel Edgar Sánchez, Deputy Director of the Civil Aeronautics and Director of F-AIR Colombia 2017.

Another of the acrobatic teams was the Fumaça Squadron of the Brazilian Air Force, which with Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano turboprop airplanes, designed for light attack, counterinsurgency and advanced pilot training, that is by figures and messages in the sky with smoke.

In response to the need to provide a better view of the maneuvers designed for the public, the Fumaça Squadron technicians initially implemented the writing system on the T-27 Tucano aircraft with a range of approximately 10,000 feet.

Smoke from Fumaça Squadron aircrafts is characterized by its striking colors and its production from the combustion of biodegradable lubricating oil. When is activated by the pilot, the oil is injected into the exhaust gas to the right of the aircraft and in contact with the hot exhaust, it is converted to smoke.

"This aircraft is mainly used by the Brazilian Air Force and the Colombian Air Force in the monitoring of operations in the Amazon basin, as well as interception of illegal aircraft flights, control of smuggling, drug trafficking and patrol of frontiers of Brazil"says Coronel Edgar Sánchez, Deputy Director of Civil Aeronautics and Director of F-AIR Colombia 2017.