Escuadrilla de Helicópteros

of the Costa Rican Civil Guard
 

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Liaison/Transport
Secondary Role: Air Support
First Formed: 1964
Parent Unit: Civil Guard HQ
Current Status: Disbanded

History

No unit history available.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Bell UH-1B 2 1978 – 1986 TI-SPO, TI-SPP
Fairchild Hiller FH-1100 1 1973 – n/a TI-SPH
Sikorsky S-58ET (SH-34J) 2 1975 – 1978 TI-SPI, TI-SPJ
Hughes 269C 2 1977 – 1980 TI-SPL, TI-SPM
Hughes 500 (369D) 1 1985 – 1996 MSP-010(3)
McDonnell Douglas MD.500E 2 1985 – Present MSP-012, MSP-018
Mil Mi-17 1 1994 – 2002 MSP-016(1)


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea 2 San José/Juan Santa Maria IAP 1964 – n/a


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
  • World Air Power Journal 32, p.143-144

Other Sources

To be added.

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