35th Anniversary of the Mirage M5 in Colombia
The Colombian Air Force celebrates in this month of October the 35 Anniversary of the arrival of the Mirage M5 to its inventory.
The ceremony took place in the home of the Combat Air Command N° 1, Captain German Olano Air Base, in Puerto Salgar (Cundinamarca), homebase of the Mirage Squadron.
During the mentioned ceremony two airplanes, registered as 3001 FAC and FAC 3030, single-seater and two-seater respectively, made a simple and touching air review for the presents in the event.
Different authorities from the FAC were present in the celebration, among them General Brigadier (r) Miguel Alberto Meléndez Gomez `Cachanga`, ex- Commander of Palanquero, who has the honor of been the first independent aircraft commander of Mirage in Colombia in 1972 and surprised the public descending from one of the airplanes that made the aerial review.