Patrulla Águila C-101 for air force museum

C-101EB Aviojet E.25-23, still bearing the number 3 on the tail from its days with the Patrulla Águila aerobatic team, being reassembled at Cuatro Vientos, Madrid in mid-March.

Following 38 years in service with the Spanish Air Force and a recent restoration in the workshops at Albacete air base, CASA C-101 Aviojet E.25-23 will soon go on display at the Spanish Air Force Museum at Cuatro Vientos airfield, Madrid. The machine made its first flight on 10 March 1981, and during its final years in service flew as the number 3 aircraft with the Patrulla Águila aerobatic team, based at San Javier.

The prototype C-101 first flew in June 1977, the type entering service with the Spanish Air Force in March 1980 as a replacement for the Willy Messerschmitt-designed Hispano HA-200 Saeta in the training role. Light attack versions of the Aviojet were sold to the air forces of Honduras, Chile and Jordan.