After a fantastic meal in Montijo the night before (fish, loads of fish), we started at Alverca on Wednesday (1 September). Unfortunately we had nod been able to get us into OGMA or the museum storage of Alverca. But we did get into the old museum. This part of the museum is only open on Mondays normally, but the same guide that showed us around at Ota, was awaiting our arrival here. After this morning visit we headed South for our last base visit of the trip. We drove to Beja via Evora to pick up a former Spanish Air Force Convair. Beja is another huge base which is being used by several units with diverse tasks. Our guides first took us to the fire brigade before starting off at the Esq552 Alouette 3 helicopter squadron. After that it was time to go to the Esq103 for a short briefing, checking out the simulator, t-shirt time and some refreshments. All week it had been well over 30°C. We then wandered through the hangars and over the ramps of Esq103 and Esq601. As the training unit had flown their six missions in the morning there was no more activity and all Alpha Jets were parked in the hangar. But it was no problem to get one outside and take the pictures we wanted. After concluding this visit we drove back to Montijo, knowing that, due to the hospitality of the Portuguese Air Force, we had seen and photographed more than we had hoped for.