Tour – Colombia – F-Air 2019 – July 2019 – 4Aviation

Tour - Colombia

F-Air – July 2019


The next edition of the F-Air in Colombia will take place in 2019, from 11 to 14 July. This event, a combination of a trade show and a public air show, offers a fine opportunity to see and photograph several aircraft of the Colombian Air Force. Like in 2013, 2015 and 2017, 4Aviation intends to organise a tour to this event.

For this tour we are working together with Paolo again, an Italian guy that has been living in Bogota for a couple of years now (and has been organising aviation tours for a longer time). Also have a look at the reports of the tours in 2013, 2015 and 2017.

Tour status

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The itinerary that follows is to be considered as preliminary.

On Wednesday 10 July we will fly to Colombia and return to the Netherlands on Thursday 18 July 2019.

The plan at this moment is as follows:

We are planning a flight to Medellín this time. We spend the night in a hotel close to the airport. Thursday to Saturday we will visit the F-Air show which during previous editions has shown a beautiful variety of Colombian aircraft. Given the 100th anniversary of the Colombian Air Force, we think nice surprises are planned. The United States Air Force Thunderbirds are planned in any case.

On Sunday 14 July we will fly to in Bogota and we visit the new air force museum Jaime Duque and a few other Wrecks & Relics locations.

On Monday, 15 July, we will report to the police for a visit to Guaymaral in the north of the city. At this airport the police have a lot of UH-1s and Black Hawks in use, but also a lot of smaller aircraft. Then we go to the Diran (Direccion Nacional Antinarcoticos), at El Dorado Airport. There we can find the larger fixed wing aircraft of the police (ATR-42, Metro, BT-63, Twin Otter, Dash-8). The overnight stay is in Bogota again.

On Tuesday, 16 July, we leave early for a ride to Tolemaida. This army field contains various types of Colombian army (Mi-17, UH-1 and UH-60). In the neighbourhood of Tolemaida is the air force base Melgar with choppers, where we will take a short look. In the evening we spend the night in Bogota again.

Wednesday, 17 July, is already the last day in Colombia. We get up early and head for Villavicencio. At this field (not the military field) are quite a few companies with propliners (mostly Dakota’s) and we have a tour of all these companies. From Villavicencio we can possibly make a one-hour flight with a Dakota from Air Colombia. The price in 2017 was 66 USD with at least 20 participants. In the afternoon we return to Bogota for the return journey to the Netherlands.

At this moment the visits have not been confirmed yet, since they are partially dependant on the names of the participants. On previous tours permission for the visits that are mentioned was obtained.

Tour cost

Price for this tour is € 2495,- per person. This price includes:

  • Flight from The Netherlands to Colombia
  • Flight from Colombia to The Netherlands
  • Hotel accommodation (middle class hotels, twin share room basis, two beds and ensuite bathroom)
  • All transportation in Colombia (including domestic flights)
  • € 15,- contribution to GGTO

You can also book this tour without the airline tickets. In that case you will have to take care of the transportation to and from Colombia. The price for the tour without airline tickets is € 1795,- per person, the domestic flight is included in this. The single-room supplement for this tour is € 550,-.

Not included:

  • individual travel insurance
  • entrance fees for museums or airshows
  • all meals
  • all personal expenditures

Insurances (Dutch conditions apply)

It is possible to arrange a travel and/or cancellation insurance via 4Aviation. The travel insurance is only available to citizens of The Netherlands. We can offer cancellation insurance to all.

Insurance is provided by Europeesche Verzekeringen. We mediate in insurance policies and receive commission from Europeesche Verzekeringen. Their complaints handling can be found here:

Note: prices and insurance tax are subject to (governmental) changes

Travel insurance

Dutch only; personenhulp + bagage + geneeskundige kosten + ongevallen + reisrechtsbijstand

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(€ 2,10 per person per day in Europe, € 3,25 per person per day World coverage + € 3,50 costs)

Cancellation insurance

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(5,5% of the tour cost plus € 3,50 costs and 21,0% insurance tax)

All-risk cancellation insurance

Covers 75% of the tour cost, also when an event is cancelled for instance

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(7,0% of the tour cost plus € 3,50 costs and 21,0% insurance tax)

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