The second edition of the FAMEX show at Santa Lucía airbase, near Mexico City, proved to be a great opportunity to photograph a lot of different aircraft from the Mexican Defence Forces. A group of 10 people travelled to Mexico not knowing what to expect, but it turned out to be a good choice.
On Saturday 22 April a group of aviation photographers gathered at Schiphol for our first ever tour to Mexico. After a long but smooth flight we arrived very early in Mexico City (on Sunday 23 April), welcomed by beautiful warm weather! Since we were so early, we had arranged for an early check-in at the hotel in the city so that everyone could freshen up a bit. After some breakfast and a shower we went on our bus again to visit the impressive pyramids at Teotihuacan. Our guide did his utmost to show us around this magnificent place and turned out to be quite knowledgeable. After we finished here, we headed back to Mexico City where we had a small city tour. Quite obvious was the vast amount of cars driving in this city, apparently over 5 million! In the early evening we were back at the hotel, time for some dinner and a well deserved sleep!