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Meet Spanish Air Force "Patrulla Águila" Demo team

Patrulla Águila (Spanish for "Eagle Patrol"), formed 4 July 1985, is the aerobatic demonstration team of the Spanish Air Force, based at San Javier airbase near La Manga, in the Murcia region of Spain. Flying 7 Casa C-101 Aviojets, they are the only team to use yellow smoke and are also known for their formation landings.

La Patrulla Águila, or Eagle Patrol, is the most respected of the aerobatic patrols of the Spanish Air Force. It has the important mission to represent Spain and the Air Force in all events where their presence is required; during such events they proudly display the colours of the national flag.

The objectives that were put into place after the creation of Eagle Patrol, back in 1985, are still valid today:

  • To represent Spain and the Air Force.
  • To publicize the professionalism of the Spanish Air Force and of the Spanish Armed Forces.
  • To promote Spain´s aeronautic industry.
  • To be an example of discipline in flight.
  • To give prominence to regional, national and international events.
  • To promote an interest in aeronautics among the young



Eagle Patrol is made up of a Head, seven regular pilots, and reserve pilots. These pilots are also flight instructors in 793 Squadron of the AGA.

An ambassador for Spain and its armed forces, Eagle Patrol continues to transmit the values and fundamental principles of Spain, all the while it paints the sky with the colours of the national flag.
 

The flight crew consists of the Chief, seven drivers and pilots reserves holders, all attack and fighter pilots belonging to 794 Squadron of the AGA. Unlike the rest of aerobatic teams, members of the Patrol have a dual role: first as flight instructors and other basic course as aerobatic pilots. 

 

 

 

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