King Felipe VI will visit Wing 78 (Granada) and Armilla Air Base, which have a rich aeronautical tradition. It is also home to the Cuatro Vientos Military Aerodrome.
This base enters its current stage in 1980, when the 'Teachingwing number 78' is established. It assumes the duties that were assigned to the Air Force Helicopter School at Cuatro Vientos Military Aerodrome, Madrid. Since 1960.
The current base is the conservative transformation and preservation of the old airport. The Plaza de Armas is a stunning courtyard, surrounded by pseudo-Arabic buildings dating back to ancient times. It is closed by a modern memorial to those who gave up their lives for Spain. A figure of an ascending paper plane atop the gate, serves as a symbol of both the fragility and the need for study.
On his visit, the Chief of Air Staff, General Javier Salto Martinez Avial, will accompany the King.