In September 2017 a small 4Aviation group went to Spain to attend the activities related to the Centenario de la Aviación Naval Española at Rota. Weather was great and so was Spanish hospitality. Besides Rota we spent some time at other places/bases.
After a very long period of uncertainty (starting in February 2017), finally some information about a possible visit to Rota during the celebration of 100 years of Spanish Naval Aviation (Centenario de la Aviación Naval Española) came early September 2017. Based on information gathered over the phone, both in English and via a translator, we decided to limit the group size to 5. Four of these 5 gathered at Düsseldorf on Wednesday 13 September for the flight to Málaga. After arrival there we headed for Morón de la Frontera, hoping to catch some late afternoon/early evening sorties. Unfortunately the base was quiet and we decided to collect some wrecks & relics before and while heading to the hotel. The weather was perfect, so we ended up eating and drinking in the open air in the evening.