After a lengthy flight of more than 14 hours, the aircraft landed at Santiago International. In the meantime it was Tuesday 20 March. After arrival the final participant was quickly located and it was time to collect the rental van (which took a little longer than hoped for). Soon after taking possession of the car we headed for the main gate of Base Aérea Pudahuel for our first visit. This is the military part of the airport of Santiago. Besides the transport fleet of the Chilean Air Force, a helicopter squadron is based here and an aerial photography unit. Enjoying the clear sun we have spent a couple of hours on the base and eventually photographed a large number of the aircraft present. Among those where the participants for the fly-pass of the next day. Each year, on 21 March, the Fuerza Aérea de Chile celebrates its birthday with a fly-pass over El Bosque air base. A part of the participants than normally operates from Pudahuel. Also this year, a total of 14 F-16s and 6 Super Tucanos had come over. Also the first participants of FIDAE, two Korean Air Force T-50s, where captured. At the end of the afternoon, all were ready for a shower, a meal and a good night sleep. After some disagreements with the TomTom device we took up residence in the apartments we would be using for the week to come.