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[Full HD/1920px] In the small and remote Portuguese village of Alcafozes, located in Idanha-a-Nova, Castelo Branco district, 3 hours away by car from Lisbon and roughly 3:30 from Porto, one may find this well-preserved former Portuguese Air Force Cessna T-37C in front of the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora do Loreto (Our Lady of Loreto), consecrated as the Patroness of Aviation by Pope Benedict XV on March 24, 1920. Each year, on the last Monday of August, Our Lady of Loreto is venerated in an annual popular festival with religious ceremonies which are represented by the Civil and Military Aviation of the country. An aerial procession with a drop of petals over the Sanctuary is also a tradition. After spending an entire afternoon in Castelo Branco (30 minutes away from Alcafozes) on professional duties, I am glad I could rush there, arriving just in time to photograph this bird catching the very last rays of the setting sun. Google Earth coordinates: 39°56'40.1"N 7°07'07.6"W

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Aug 08, 2020

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[Full HD/1920px] In the small and remote Portuguese village of Alcafozes, located in Idanha-a-Nova, Castelo Branco district, 3 hours away by car from Lisbon and roughly 3:30 from Porto, one may find this well-preserved former Portuguese Air Force Cessna T-37C in front of the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora do Loreto (Our Lady of Loreto), consecrated as the Patroness of Aviation by Pope Benedict XV on March 24, 1920. Each year, on the last Monday of August, Our Lady of Loreto is venerated in an annual popular festival with religious ceremonies which are represented by the Civil and Military Aviation of the country. An aerial procession with a drop of petals over the Sanctuary is also a tradition. After spending an entire afternoon in Castelo Branco (30 minutes away from Alcafozes) on professional duties, I am glad I could rush there, arriving just in time to photograph this bird catching the very last rays of the setting sun. Google Earth coordinates: 39°56'40.1"N 7°07'07.6"W

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