Freedom Fighters to Predators

Talavera la Real Air Base in Badajoz will become the Ejército del Aire’s operational base of the Predator B. The new unmanned air vehicles will operate alongside veteran F-5M advanced trainers. Roberto Yáñez and Alex Rodríguez provide the latest news

Official patch of the Spanish Predator B programme office.
Ejército del Aire
During each course there are typically three periods of flying during which students receive the necessary instruction before being assigned to Ejército del Aire fighter squadrons.
All photos by Roberto Yáñez unless noted

CURRENTLY, TALAVERA la Real Air Base is home to the Ejército del Aire’s Escuela de Caza y Ataque (Fighter and Attack School), where future Spanish fighter pilots graduate from a hard and demanding five-year course of study.

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