Torre del Mar reveals Eurofighter will be part of town’s first air show

2016-03-09 09:00:00

Plans were announced las week for Torre del Mar’s first ever airshow.
More than 30 aircraft are set to participate in the spectacle, which will take place from 29 until 31 July. They include the Eurofighter, the Águila (Eagle) of the Spanish Air Force as well as the air force’s acrobatic parachute troupe.
The event will also have an international presence as there will be displays by French, British and Italian aircraft.
On 29 and 30 July, spectators will be able to watch a series of air displays, which will culminate in the air show on the 31st.
During the announcement, Mayor of Vélez-Málaga, Antonio Moreno Ferrer, highlighted the importance of the event, “this festival, as well as being an important show, will reinforce the town’s tourism potential and means that we will be hosting a significant international event.”
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“Torre del Mar will be at the centre of attention for an event that will show that we can offer something more than sun, sea, sand and sightseeing,” he added.
Deputy Mayor and leader of the independent Torre del Mar group (GIPMTM), Jesús Pérez Atencia, said “we want to break up the tourist season with different activities, and this event opens us up to the international scene where we can show off our ability to put on events of this magnitude.”
Chief Colonel of Malaga airbase, José Ricardo Nevado, has announced that “the air force has been authorised to participate and we wish to facilitate this collaboration to develop defence structure and aeronautical spirit in the population.”
The event’s promoter, Pablo González said, “we are talking about an event that we are hoping will surpass all national expectations, given that an event of this type usually features between 15 and 20 aircraft only.”
He went on to explain that the event is comparable to air shows in major Spanish cities such the one in Gijón, also in July.
In addition, AENA (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea) the Spanish airports and air traffic control organisation, will also play a key role in the organisation, taking «maximum security measures» in order to ensure safety for everyone during the three-day festival.source surinenglish