Peru 2007

Las Palmas Air Force Base

Peruvian Air Force Base 'Las Palmas', Lima.

Douglas 8A-3P.

Map of the Douglas 8A-3P's South American tour...

Another view of the Douglas/Northrop.

Looking down the immaculate frontage of the base museum.

Memorial to the fallen in the 1995 conflict with Ecuador.

Statue to national hero Jose Quinones Gonzales.

Monument to Jorge Quinones Gonzales.

Looking back towards the main gate..

Bleriot Monoplane.

North American NA-50 fighter of the Peruvian Air Force.

Another view of the NA-50.

Inside the excellent small museum is a replica of the 'Avion Torpedo'....

....a VTOL, rocket-powered aircraft designed in 1902.

The wings in the vertical position.......

....and swung forward for horizontal flight !

Memorial wall to the fallen.......

Unidentified (probably Bensen) autogyro..........

Ansaldo SVA replica.

Nazca Quente - Humming Bird - string of lights over the courtyard.

Boeing Stearman

Model of a Peruvian AF Canberra B.56....

....and a Mk.68 - refurbished B(I)8.

British Ejection Seat.

Model Tucano.

Bell Twin-212.

Work them hard!!!!

Bleriot Monoplane.

Jorge Chavez International Airport, Lima, Peru.....

The following photos were taken from the dirty cabin window of our LAN Chile Airbus A319 as we departed for Cusco

on a very hazy day - so no apologies ......

DC-10 of Cielos Cargo

LAN Chile A-319

Rows of Mi-8 & Mi-17s plus two Mi-26

Peruvian Army An-28.


Cessna Caravan on floats and Piper Navajo.

Beech 350.

Aero Continente graveyard....


Lloyd Aero Boliviano Boeing 727-200

Single engined DC-10 - looks like ex-Iberian colours.

Beech 1900.

An-74 and An-32.

Engineless C-130.


Another An-32.

Engineless - and noseless C-130.


An-32 & DC-8-62......

Another one even more derelict.

Cusco - and the flight home...

Sikorsky S-58T at Cusco airport.

Allouette at Cusco.

This interesting fin was at Cusco as we waited for departure to Lima....

.....and was on the ramp at Lima as we taxied in.

I photographed this An-32 through the triple-glazed windows of the airport departure lounge at Lima...

The best I could do with all the reflections.

View of the Isle-of-Wight from the cabin of our KLM Boeing 777 as we overflew the UK for Amsterdam Schipol.

Arriving at an overcast Schipol airport - to catch a plane back to the UK !

Approaching Heathrow over London - with the London Dome in view.

London Dome.....

....note the Cessna - probably just taken off from London City Airport.

Tower Bridge - with HMS Belfast just upriver.