Costa Rican Air Force

Operator Profile
 

Key Facts

Current Title:
Fuerza Aérea Costarricense
English Title:
Costa Rican Air Force
Abbreviation:
FAC
First Established:
1947
ICAO Code:
(None)
Country:
Costa Rica
Status:
Disbanded

History

Narrative Summary

Military aviation started in 1947 as Fuerza Aérea Costarricense, when the government bought two P-38L, one A-24B and one B-18B. But it was only about June 1950, when the last of these aircraft was sold and the Air Force stopped to exist. Last combat operations with some Mustang fighter aircraft were in 1955 during hostilities with Nicaraguan-supported expatriates. But after the end of the fighting all aircraft were written off.

Key Dates

1947    Fuerza Aérea Costarricense was formed.
1955    Last combat operations with F-51D Mustang.

Current Status

Not applicable.

Future Plans

Not applicable.

Markings

National Insignia

National Markings

Aircraft Serial Numbers

The civilian registration prefix TI was used until 1994.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None.

Current Aircraft Inventory

Not applicable.

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters:
San Jose

Organisational Structure

To be added.

Current Order of Battle

Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle

To be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

To be added.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

Not applicable.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

Military Air Bases Listing

More Information

Books

None.

Magazines:

None.

Websites:

Scramble: Costa Rica Air Arm

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