Well, as can be expected, the Motril Air Display was a tremendous success, with estimations of around 100,000 spectators turning out.
The show opened with Army parachutists dropping in with large Spanish flags flying and as the morning rolled on around 30 aircraft swept the skies… and waters – the Canadair water-bomber scooped water and dropped it before floating a short distance from the thousands of enthralled spectators on the beach.
Helicopters, fighter jets, aerobatic aircraft (jet & piston driven) formations and, of course, the Woca-Woca, which is what the British forces call the Chinook, twin-rotor helicopter belonging to the FAMET (air-transportable division). Another military rotary-wing aircraft was the Eurocopter attack helicopter, the Tiger.
Absolutely amazing! The only attraction big enough to mobilise that many spectators on the Costa Tropical has always been Almuñécar’s 15th of August, firework display but now tourists have two major, crowd-pulling, eye-popping, events down on the beach.
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)