First I'd like to thank the people who helped me out with my question about the Cubana IL-62 last week. Secondly, I'd like to announce that I now have the second half of the Cubana mystery solved.
Before the Ecuadorean artist Oswaldo Guayasamin passed away, he wanted to build an art gallery with a symbolical meaning. He called it "La capilla del hombre" or "Chapel of man". Now, a few years after his death, it is a reality. It turns out that this project was completed with the help of "president" Fidel Castro and his government, and on friday President Castro was invited to innaugurate this gallery.
For this, he arrived in Quito last Thursday on board 2 Ilyushin IL-62s (Yup, I got a few shots of these planes as they took off. Check them out in a few weeks when I submit them, if Airliners.net accepts them...) But for this, the Cuban govenrment sent these planes to investigate and to do a bit of "reconaissance" on Monday, which was what I saw the other day. The plane didn't land because it was checking if it was safe to land in Quito. Hmmm? Later on that same week they were flying again from one place to the other and were making the scene at Mariscal Sucre International. It was a great sight since you don't get to see that many IL-62s around here.
That's all. Turns out it wasn't that big of a mystery. Once again thanks for all your help. Cheers,