More than three million people participated in the festival "Argentina Flies"

More than three million people participated in the festival "Argentina Flies"

(Photo: @mindefarg).

More than three million people participated this weekend in “Argentina Vuela”, the celebrations for the 110th anniversary of the creation of the Argentine Air Force and 40 years of the Malvinas deed, whose closure this Sunday in the Buenos Aires Municipality of Morón was attended by the Minister of Defense, Jorge Taiana, who endorsed the sovereign rights over the southern archipelago, stating that the country will not cease “claiming that it be administered again by Argentines”.

“We continue to demand and we will not stop demanding that the Malvinas be administered again by Argentines, because they are Argentine, they always were, and what we have to do is get rid of the usurpers who have stolen our wealth since 1833”Taiana assured.

Photo mindefarg
(Photo: @mindefarg).

Present at the festivities, the mayor of Morón, Lucas Ghi, put into numbers the massive interest that the in-flight exhibitions and ground samples of organizations and air associations of Argentina aroused in the population, estimating “more than three million” the people who participated in the two days of the festival, which had free admission.

Taiana thanked the people who came to the Morón Military Air Base because, she said, “with their presence they have shown interest in and support for our Armed Forces. We lived two days of joy and reunion.”

The head of the Defense portfolio added: “I have said many times that no one is saved alone, and here we see that together we can do many things. It has been eight years since this meeting was held, and this year the Air Force put all its efforts, Morón supported and especially the public that came en masse“.

For his part, Brigadier Isaac stated: “Different weapons systems and the skill of the pilots were seen. It was a huge effort that we made with the Ministry of Defense to make this a party.”

In the 2022 edition of the event, one of the most important in military and civil aeronautics, the 110th anniversary of the creation of the Air Force and the 40th anniversary of the Malvinas deed were commemorated.

Photo mindefarg
(Photo: @mindefarg).

The festival featured air tickets, parachutist launches, static displays and hot air balloons were presented, along with stands linked to the world of aeronautics and informative talks by representatives of the different areas and secretariats of the military portfolio, was informed in a way official.

In the two days of the event, various aircraft made air tickets, among which participated B-45 Mentor Historic Squadron; TC-12 Beechcraft Ferret; FK-28; IA-63 Pampa II; T-6C Texan II; EMB-312 Tucano; A-4 AR Fightinghawk, IA-63 Pampa III; Twin Otter, Boeing B-737, and Hercules C-130.

Also the Lama, Hughes 500, Bell 412 and Bell 212 helicopters. Paratroopers from the Argentine Navy and the Air Force Special Operations Group were also dropped.

Photo Victoria Egurza
(Photo: Victoria Egurza).

Other attractions were the passage of the renowned civil aviation aerobatic pilot Jorge Malatini, and model airplanes and hot air balloons were also presented.

Both Saturday and Sunday, andn a frame of full sun and clear skies, thousands of families, groups of friends and aviation enthusiasts enjoyed the samples and exhibitions drinking mate and having a picnic on the grass next to the air base runway, from where they enjoyed each of the low-altitude passages of aircraft, the raising of hot-air balloons and the launching of paratroopers.

On his tour yesterday, Télam saw boys scurrying between planes, helicopters and armored vehicles parked on the runway with their faces colored in camouflage paint. Many of them played with the plastic planes or skydivers that were sold in some of the stalls.

Photo Victoria Egurza
(Photo: Victoria Egurza).

In addition to the aerial exhibitions, one of the attractions that aroused great interest in the public was the hangars of the National Museum of Aeronautics, where the participation that some of these planes had in the Malvinas War or the milestones that they represent others for the national aeronautical industry.

Through the loudspeakers, Air Force pilots guided the public to where they should look to be attentive to the arrival of the planes and explained each of the maneuvers that they executed.

Air combat simulations were followed with keen attention and expressions of amazement each time the planes passed each other in the air at low altitude, high speed and with little space between them, while each low flight was greeted by the crowd, which raised arms to the sky.

Photo Victoria Egurza
(Photo: Victoria Egurza).

“I have always been a fan of airplanes, and the last time this festival was held in 2014, I had brought my three children, who were boys, and they were fascinated,” Daniel, a 56-year-old administrator from Florencio Varela, told Télam.

And although this time he planned to arrive at the festival with his wife, “because the three of them are older and have their things, as soon as I told them we were coming, they joined because they still remembered how well they had that time,” he added.

Natalia, a worker in the popular economy of Morón, told Télam that she found out about the festival a couple of days ago and decided to visit it.

“Taking advantage of the fact that it’s free, we came here because during the winter holidays we couldn’t take the kids to the circus; I remember seeing planes fly from my house a long time ago, but being here is something else; besides, everything is very organized and the kids They are having a lot of fun,” he said.



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