Thursday, February 24, 2011

Flying with the Portuguese Air Force

Yesterday was a rare treat.  I got to get out of the office and into the one of the P-3 Orions of the Portuguese Air Force, as it flew a NATO maritime patrol over the Med.
The visibility was great as we approached the Strait of Gibraltar.  Here you can see Europe on the left, and North Africa on the right.

Returning to Beja Airfield in Portugal's Alentejo region, where cork and olive trees and vineyards make for abstract landscapes.
It was a long day (We left Oeiras for the drive to Beja at 0430 and got back about 12 hours later.) but I had a great time.

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