Escuadrón de Helicópteros

of the Honduran Air Force
 

Key Facts

Short Name: EscHel
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Transport
Secondary Role: Search & Rescue
First Formed: 1964
Parent Unit: AF HQ
Current Status: Active

History

The unit was formed as Sección de Helicóptero in 1964.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Sikorsky S-52-2 1 1958 – 1965 814
Sikorsky S-55 (UH-19B) Chickasaw 5 1965 – 1988 817-821
Sikorsky S-76A Spirit 1 1980 – 1990 001
Hughes 500 (369D) 5 1987 – Present 900-903
Bell UH-1B/H Iroquois 4/47 1976 – Present 901-929, surviving reserialled 931-949
Bell 412SP 10 1986 – Present 970-979
Aerospatiale AS350 Ecureuil 1 2012 – Present 905


Unit Markings

Escuadrón de Helicópteros

 


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Mejia/Toncontin IAP/Tegucigalpa 1964 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

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