Academia Militar de Aviación

of the Honduran Air Force
 

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Training
Secondary Role:
First Formed: 1924
Parent Unit: AF HQ
Current Status: Active

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.

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