Grupo Aéreo de Helicópteros

of the Paraguayan Air Force
 

Key Facts

Short Name: GAH
Nickname: Dragones
Main Role: Transport
Secondary Role: Support
First Formed: 1972
Parent Unit: Air Force HQ
Current Status: Active

History

The unit was formed as Sección de Helicópteros in 1972 as part of Grupo Aéreo de Entrenamiento y Transporte with 2 Bell 47G and 8 Bell OH-13H. On January 2, 1985 the unit was expanded and became Escuadrón de Helicópteros and got its current designation on September 14, 1988.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Bell OH-13H/Bell 47G Sioux 8/2 1955 – 1986 H-001,003,005,007,009,011,013,015,

017,019

Hiller OH-23 Raven 3 1981 – 1987 H-020,021,022
Bell UH-1B/H Iroquois 5/9 1982 – Present H-003-005,023,024,030,429,431-437
Helibras HB-350B Esquilo 4 1985 – Present H-028,425,426,427
Hughes 269A 1 1988 – 1994 H-029
Mil Mi-8 ‘Hip’ 1 1992 – 1993 no serial
Agusta A-109A 1 1994 – 2001 H-001


Unit Markings

Grupo Aéreo de Helicópteros


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Ñu-Guazú/Asunción 1985 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

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