1er Destacamento Aéreo

of the Panama Air Force

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role:
Secondary Role:
First Formed: n/a
Parent Unit: AF HQ
Current Status: Disbanded


The unit was formed in October 1963, still under the control of the Guardia Nacional, when a Cessna 185 was bought. The Detachment was expanded in 1969 and became 1er Escuadrón de Transporte of the newly formed Fuerza Aérea Panameña.

Subordinate Units



Type Qty Service Example Serials
Cessna 185C/U-17B Skywagon 1/5 1963 – 1991 GN-001-006
de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver (loan) 1 1968 – 1987 HP-757

Unit Markings

1er Destacamento Aéreo


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea de Paitilla/Paitilla 1963 – 1969


None currently available.

More Information


  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

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