UK team taking part in ‘biggest air show on the planet’ over Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

OVER 50 aircraft from Spain and Europe will be involved in the first-ever San Javier Air Show this Friday through to Sunday.

Amongst those flying high above Murcia’s Mar Menor lagoon will be the UK’s Team Raven who founded their display team in 2014 and are based at Swansea Airport.

San Javier council has billed it as one of the ‘biggest air shows on the planet’ and there will be displays each day over the beaches of Santiago de la Ribera between 10.30am and 3.00pm.


The plans are to make it an annual event during the first weekend of May with the three days expected to attract 150,000 visitors, according to San Javier’s mayor, Jose Miguel Luengo.

“This will be a first-class tourism promotion that will help us to show everything that San Javier has to offer,” he said.


Spain’s Air Force display team, the Eagles, will be in attendance, along with their Swiss counterparts, Patrouille Suisse.

Event organiser, Pablo Gonzalez, said: “We will have world-class aerobic pilots and display teams from the UK and France who have never performed here before.”

“We want the event to become a European reference from its first staging,” he added.

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