A century over the Andes

Last year marked Peru’s centenary of military aviation, an historical milestone celebrated with an air display performed over the capital, Lima. Amaru Tincopa reports on the Fuerza Aérea del Perú.

01 PeruAF cropped.jpg
Single-seat Mirage 2000P serial 062 (c/n 126) pulls into the top of a loop for the camera. Delivered from 1986 and not significantly upgraded, the dozen Mirage 2000s (including a pair of two-seat 2000DP models) remain in service at La Joya with Escuadrón Aéreo 412, under Grupo Aéreo No 4.
All photos Katsuhiko Tokunaga/DACT unless stated

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below