After 38 years of invaluable services, the equipment Mirage 5 is removed from the inventories of the Colombian Air Force. For its farewell to the Air Combat Command No. 1 - CACOM 1, performed a special ceremony on October 29, 2010 at the Air Base German Olano, same as hosted for many years these aircraft, which were fundamental to the security the country in the defense of sovereign airspace and the fight against narco-terrorism.
The last flight of the Mirage 5 at the FAC was conducted by the General Staff of the Air Julio Alberto González Ruiz, commander of the Colombian Air Force, and Captain Julio Gonzalez, the land passed through the water arch formed by two fire engines, traditional ceremony to which receives the new aircraft and they were dismissed after they have completed their cycle.
Combat Air Command No. 1 is the anniversary, on reaching 77 years of existence, is renewed. While the Mirage 5 output will continue to arrive from Israel Kfir C10 and C12 equipment that is equipped with the fighter squadrons of this important strategic unit, just as the inclusion of new and sophisticated weapons that will be effective in deterring and highly destructive war.
In the farewell ceremony of the Mirage 5 were also present official use of a good retirement or otherwise associated with the team over 38 years of operations, including of course some of the 103 pilots Mirage 5. On the site was parked 5 FAC-3030 Mirage armed to the teeth, showing its capabilities even in the final moment, retiring undefeated. As part of the ceremony, a video memorial and sign the fuselage of the FAC-3030, which surely occupy a place of honor in the history of the Colombian Air Force.