Bolivia’s El Alto (SLLP) airport used to be one of the busiest propliner
spots in South America; despite the altitude, the unforgiving weather
and otherwise harsh operating conditions; old-timer piston and
turboprop pilots and their aircraft edged a living transporting all
types of cargo to and from this location.
highest commercial point, up to twenty cargo companies were based in La
Paz, while each company may have had only a few aircraft and perhaps ran
for less than a year, they still managed to mark a place in Bolivian
aviation history. What remains of that heyday is very much worth
preserving; the aircraft and infrastructure that dot the area of the
airport could very well be the basis for a new Bolivian Aviation Museum.
Force also has a very important presence in this installation, the main
transport unit of FAB, the Grupo Aéreo 72 or Transporte
Aéreo Militar as its better known; has its base here and many of
its retired aircraft rest on open storage in the immediate vicinity.
collection of photos we catalogue what remains of that material –both
civil and military-; each aircraft is presented with an individual
photos and a geographical marker to facilitate visitors review.
►Click on the icons to see
larger photos and aircraft descriptions (clockwise)
Haga click en los íconos
para ver las descripciones por avión
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