The 2024 Ilopango Air Show Is Set for February 17 and 18 at the Ilopango Airport

By Eddie Galdamez  |  Feb 17th, 2024
Ilopango Air Show El SalvadorIlopango Air Show El Salvador. Image by Morena Valdez

The 2024 Ilopango Air Show will take place on February 17 and 18 at the Ilopango Airport. The event, organized by Aeroclub El Salvador, will start at 10AM.

Proceeds from the Air show will benefit the Intensive Care Unit of the Benjamín Bloom Children’s Hospital. The Bloom Children’s Hospital has been the event beneficiary since it began.

We are collaborating; we make the Ilopango International Airport available to the organizing committee of the Ilopango Air Show, and we make it available to Salvadorans so that they can get to know a very important jewel of the country. Federico Anliker. CEPA President.

Air Show in El Salvador
Ilopango Air Show. Image by CEOA

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Organizers of the event expect over 35,000 visitors for this year’s show. This air show will feature the participation of prominent national and international professional pilots.

According to El Mundo Newspaper, “this year the national pilots who will participate are Carlos Dárdano, Paco Sol, Tito Gutiérrez, Fernando Viaud, Roberto Zelaya, Fito Miguel, Federico Hernández and members of the Salvadoran Air Force.”

Ilopango Air Show 2024 is one of the most anticipated events for Salvadorans and foreign tourists. Over the years, it has grown to become a benchmark in Latin America. CEPA.

Francisco Sol, the air show director, pointed out that the entertainment will be mainly in the air but activities on land have also been prepared, such as an exhibition match of the national beach soccer team against a rival that would come from abroad.

Furthermore, there will be a motocross show and there will be a hot air balloon and an airship that can be seen in different parts of the city, remarked the event president.

El Salvador Air Show
Ilopango Air Show. Image by CEOA

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According to the Ilopango Air Show website, the idea of holding an air show in El Salvador was born in 1996 at the initiative of two members of the Aeroclub of El Salvador, Federico Batlle and Carlos Panama.

The first one was held in January 1997 with the participation of both national and international performers. The first international performers to accept an invitation to participate in our show were “The Northern Lights.”