It wasn´t going to be a long night, because an early departure was scheduled for the next morning (Friday 12 July), a COPA flight to Rionegro/Medellin. The seventh participant had in the meantime also joined the group (he had arrived in Bogotá the day before). Before take-off we were able to identify a number of aircraft on the military platform. The flight itself only took half an hour and Paolo (our Italian contact) was waiting for us at the airport. We took our luggage to the nearby hotel and returned to the airport a couple of hours later for our first visit to F-Air there. The event takes place on the civil side of the airport (there is a military area on the other side). Although the show is registered as a trade show, the major role is played by the Colombian Air Force. The static therefore consisted of many of the various aircraft types the Air Force operates. In addition there were also Army, Navy and Police aircraft and some civil aircraft. Lockheed this year sent/leased two Shaw F-16s and the Canadian Air Force was represented by the CF-18 demo team and an Airbus A310. The air show on the Friday consisted of a limited number of demo’s (Tucano solo, Super Tucano formation, two AH-60 Arpia’s, etc.). Apart from that a number of interesting visitors shows up, mostly VIP and transport aircraft. We returned to our hotel in the evening and met the final two participants there.