The next day, Wednesday 8 July, also began early. In itself, the driving distances were not long, but because Bogota is situated on a plateau you must use a lot of winding roads to reach your destination. Moreover, Bogota is a city of millions and you already lose an hour to get out of the city. Main objective today was Tolemaida, the main base of the Colombian Army Aviation. Originally also a visit was planned to the nearby Melgar, a helicopter training base of the Air Force, but this was cancelled at the last minute. However, we did stop first at Melgar to have a short look from the fence. Then on the way to the impressive main gate of Tolemaida. After some administrative delay we drove to the airport, which is a few kilometres from the main gate. After an introduction of all based equipment, UH-1H-II, UH-1N, UH-60i & L and three Mi-17 variants we walked systematically along and through all the hangars and ramps. Very striking and impressive, the professionalism and competence of these units. For several years, the units are active in many conflicts and have learned many lessons from it. They can look after themselves and often do not depend on outside companies to revamp their helicopters again. Colombia is situated near the equator. Therefore, the sun sets right over you. That does not give the best result for photography during the day. Many black shadows under the wings and fuselage. The best times are early morning and late afternoon. That is why we stayed until just before sundown on the field. Also the time that many aircraft come back home for the night and so quite a lot of activity for us to see.