Academia Militar de Aviación

of the Honduran Air Force

History

Unit formed as Escuela Nacional de Aviación in 1924 with 3 Italian aircraft which were later supplemented by 5 other aircraft. The aircraft received serials H-1 to H-8 in an unknown order. All of the remaining aircraft were destroyed on 25.11.1924, when a United Fruit Company LS-5 crashed into the hangar at Toncontin and destroyed all aircraft. On 14.4.1931 the aviation school became part of the Ministry of War, Marine and Aviation. Military aviation became known in Honduras on 25.2.1936 as Fuerza Aérea y Escuela de Aviación Militar. The name changed to Escuela Militar de Aviación in 1943.

Subordinate Units

Escuadrón de Enseñanza de Vuelo Avenzada
Escuadrón Tucano

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Aviatik 1 1922 – 1924 n/a
Hanriot 1 1922 – 1924 n/a
Caudron G.III 7 1922 – 1924 n/a
Bristol F.2b 1 1921 – 1924 H-9
Stinson Model O 3 1933 – 1945 1-3
Fokker Universal 1 1935 – 1936 4(1)
Boeing 95 4 1936 – 1947 4-6(1,2)
Curtiss T-32 Condor 1 1936 – 1942 7
Rearwin 8500 Sportster 2 1936 – 1943 8,9
Rearwin 2000C Ken Royce 1 1936 – 1943 10
Beech B17L Staggerwing 1 1936 – 1936 11(1)
Beech C17R Staggerwing 1 1936 – 1958 11(2)
Boeing 40b 8 1936 – 1945 12-19
North American NA.16/NA.42 1/2 1937 – 1957 20-22
Ryan STA-Special 3 1938 – 1943 R23-R25
Fairchild 45A 3 1941 – 1945 26-28
Fairchild PT-23 5 1943 – 1963 29-33
Laister-Kauffman TG-4 1 1945 – 1950 34
Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman 2 1945 – 1961 35,36
Stearman PT-17 Kaydet 6 1946 – 1963 41-46
Vultee BT-13A Valiant 10 1945 – 1962 51-60
Beech AT-11 Bombardier 6 1946 – 1979 101-103
Grumman JRF-5/6 Goose 2 1946 – n/a 110,811
Stearman PT-13 Kaydet 12 1948 – 1963 47-50
North American AT-6A/C Texan 1/1 1947 – 1982 200,204
North American SNJ-3/-4 Texan 1/3 1947 – 1982 201-203,205
North American T-6G Texan 7 1954 – 1982 206-211,250
North American T-28A/B Trojan 15 1967 – 1985 212-235
Cessna T-41D Mescalero 8 1973 – Present 217-221,223-225
CASA C-101 Aviojet 4 1984 – 2003 235-238
Cessna 182B Skylane 2 1996 – Present 239-240
Embraer EMB-312 Tucano 12 1984 – Present 250-261
Hughes 269D (TH-55A) 8 1987 – 2002 911-918


Unit Markings

Academia Militar de Aviación

 


Main Bases

Base Duration
Tegucigalpa/Toncontin AP 1924 – 1981
Base Aérea Soto Cano/La Palmerola AB/Comayagua 1981 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Central American and Caribbean Air Forces (Daniel Hagedorn)
  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuela Militar de Aeronáutica

of the Uruguayan Air Force

History

The unit was formed at Los Cerrillos as Escuela Militar de Aviación (EMA) on 17.3.1913 with one Framan and one Bleriot XI aircraft. Due to lack of funds the school ceased to exist in July 1913 and was only reactivated on 20.11.1916 at the Paso de Mendoza zone of Montevideo. In 1935 the unit received five Tiger Moth, which were operated by the División Servicios of the EMA. On 31.12.1935 the school got its present name.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Farman 2 1913 – 1923 no serial
Blériot XI 1 1913 – n/a no serial
Castaibert 5 1916 – n/a no serial
Ansaldo SVA-10 3 1920 – 1931 1,2,4
Ansaldo A-1 Balilla 1 1920 – 1931 n/a
SPAD 13.C1 8 1920 – 1924 1-8
Avro 504K 17 1920 – 1934 1-9,11-17,21
Morane Saulnier 35 EP 1 1920 – 1934 2
Breguet 14A2 9 1921 – 1938 n/a
Nieuport Ni.27 24 1922 – 1931 5-28
de Havilland DH.9 1 1922 – 1929 n/a
Schreck FBA Typ H 1 1924 – 1928 n/a
Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard 1 1925 – 1926 n/a
Potez 25TOE/A2 7/8 1929 – 1948 1-7
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth 18 1935 – 1949 1-18
Hanriot H-431 1 1936 – n/a E-10
de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide 1 1936 – 1949 n/a
Fairchild PT-19A/B 12/9 1942 – 1961 620-640
North American AT-6B/C/D Texan 1/4/12 1942 – 1978 n/a
Curtiss SNC-1 Falcon 9 1942 – 1951 200-208
Fairchild PT-26A 50 1946 – 1965 641-676
Ryan Navion L-17B 3 1949 – 1951 no serial,520
de Havilland DHC.1 Chipmunk 10 1955 – 1958 600-609
Cessna T-41D Mescalero 7 1969 – 1999 600-606
Beech T-34A/B Mentor 17/29 1977 – 1999 630-646,650,651,660-687
Beech 58 Baron 2 1998 – Present 790,791
Aermacchi SF-260EU 13 2000 – Present 610-622


Unit Markings

Escuela Militar de Aeronáutica



Main Bases

Base Duration
Los Cerrillos/Canelones 1913 – 1913
Base Aérea Cap. Boiso Lanza/Montevideo 1916 – 1937
Base Aérea Gral. Artigas/Pando 1937 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuela de Aviación Naval

of the Uruguayan Navy

History

The unit was formed on 15.8.1944 at the small airport of Angel Adami from which flight operations commenced, with some PT-23A. In 1947 the new Base Aeronaval No.2 Capitan Carlos Curbelo became operational and the school moved to its present location.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Fairchild PT-23A 3 1942 – 1959 201-203
North American SNJ-4/5 Texan 6/2 1949 – 1984 251-258
Fairchild PT-26A 1 1951 – 1965 204
Beech TC-45H/J Expediter 3/3 1961 – 1987 210-212,215-217
Beech T-34A/B/C Turbo Mentor 1/1/3 1981 – Present 260,261,270-272


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Angel Adami AP/Melilla 1944 – 1947
Base Aeronaval Cap. Curbelo/Laguna del Sauce 1947 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuela de Aviación Militar

of the Paraguayan Air Force

History

The unit was founded in 1914 with one Henri Farman and two Bleriot aircraft and Teniente Silvio Pettrossi as first dircetor. Pettrossi died on October 17, 1916, when he crahed with the Deperdussin T in Buenos Aires. After three years without flight activity the Escuela de Aviación Militar (EAM) was reactivated with the acquisition of one each Macchi-Lohner L-3 flying boat and Macchi M-7 in 1919. During the revolution of 1922 the flown aircraft were not part of the EAM as the school was only reformed on 22.2.1923, because of the good performace of the air elements during the revolution.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Deperdussin T 1 1913 – 1916 n/a
Farman 1 1914 – n/a n/a
Blériot 2 1914 – n/a n/a
Macchi-Lohner L-3 1 1919 – 1919 n/a
Macchi M-7 1 1919 – n/a n/a
Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8 1 1922 – 1922 n/a
Ansaldo SVA-10 1 1922 – 1932 1
Ansaldo SVA-5 5 1922 – 1932 2
Blériot-SPAD S.XX 1 1922 – n/a n/a
SAML Aviatik A.3 2 1922 – 1937 n/a
Brequet 14 1 1922 – 1922 n/a
de Havilland D.H.9 1 1922 – 1922 n/a
Hanriot HD-32 3 1927 – 1932 E.1,E.2,E.3
Morane-Saulnier M.S.35 1 1927 – 1936 E.4
Morane-Saulnier M.S.139 1 1927 – 1932 E.5
Consolidated Fleet 2 5 1931 – 1943 E-7,9,11,13,15
Curtiss D-12 Falcon 1 1932 – 1943 17
Breda Ba.25 Idro 3 1939 – 1943 n/a
Muniz M9 2 1939 – n/a n/a
Stearman PT-17 Kaydet 10 1942 – n/a n/a
Vultee BT-13A Valiant 12 1942 – 1959 0051,0053,0055,0057,0059,0061,0063,0065,0067,0069
Fairchild PT-19A 30 1942 – 1972 40-49,92-99,0001,0003,0005,0007,0009, 0011,0013,0015,0017,0019,0021,0023, 0025,0027
North American AT-6C Texan 3 1943 – 1966 78-80
Neiva 56B Paulistinha 4 1963 – 1973 E-01,03,05,07


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Ñu-Guazú/Asunción 1914 – 1966


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969 (Dan Hagedorn)
  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

Other Sources

To be added.