• Motril’s International Air Festival 2022

    Chronicle of an unforgettable day

Speed, precision and skill; this is how we can describe this year’s Motril Air Festival 2022. The sixteenth edition of this air festival was recently held in Motril, one of the most important events for any aeroplane fan.

Moreover, this year, we have been present as sponsors and as fans and, as it could not be otherwise, we have brought the cameras for you to relive the festival again and again.

Although the big day was on Sunday, the aeronautical activity began on the previous Friday, with the arrival of the foreign teams and the first training sessions.

On Saturday morning it was time for the rest of the teams to train and, in the afternoon, we travelled to Granada airport to enjoy the static display. Harrier, A400M Tactical Display, Casa 295 or Mig 29; all displayed on the apron and open for enjoyment.

And on Sunday, with Swiss punctuality, at 11 a.m. the show started with the EC135 of the National Police Corps, the perfect prelude to the quality of the displays that awaited us.

But that’s all we need to say! We leave you with the impressive video prepared by our colleagues from One Air Pictures, enjoy!

June 14th 2022

Summer’s just round the corner and along with it comes Air Festivals’ season. We’re still hyped up about the Aguacate Model Air Show and we’ve already started getting ready to enjoy the next essential date.

The following June 19th, the city of Motril’s International Air Festival 2022 takes place. It is an event you just can’t miss.

After two difficult years due to the pandemic, the organisation has made sure this year’s event will beat a record, offering a variety of displays that rise to the challenge of the most important European air shows.

Motril City’s International Air Festival was started in 2006 as a small helicopter rescue exhibition at the city’s heliport. Since then, 15 editions have been held, this year’s being the 16th one.

The Andalusian Aeronautical Association Orion (AAAO) organises it and its director is Jose Miguel Perez Juarez. This year, One Air joins them as collaborators.

Training for the Motril Air Festival 2022

Can’t wait to see the planes until Sunday? Training schedules for the different aircraft are already being published.

The Eurofighters of the Spanish Air Force will be in charge of the opening. On Friday at 9:00h they will arrive in Motril to make the first reconnaissance run. Training will continue during the morning and afternoon from 16:00h to 17:00h.

On Saturday morning, training sessions are also scheduled from 11:00h. In addition, Saturday afternoon has been reserved in case any team is unable to train in their allocated slot.

About Orion Andalusian Aeronautical Association (AAAO)

Orion Andalusian Aeronautical Association is based in Motril, Granada and is a non-profit cultural organisation whose aim is to spread, promote and educate in all matters relating to the aeronautical sector.

Therefore, from the moment it was founded, its activity has revolved around releasing information and bringing aviation closer to the general public through various activities, offering both private and public events such as contests, conferences, trips, airport facilities and museum or military base visits, etc.