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Unit History


Escuela Militar de Aviación

Role: Training.

The unit was established in 1912 as Escuela de Aviación. In 1928 the Escuela de Aviación was renamed Escuela Militar de Aviación.
 


Air Bases:
Base Duration
Base Aérea La Aurora/Ciudad de Guatemala 1921 - 1942
Base Aérea Los Cipresales/Ciudad de Guatemala 1942 - 1969
Base Aérea La Aurora/Ciudad de Guatemala 1969 - 1989
Base Aérea del Sur/Retahuleu 1989 - Present

Aircraft Used:
Type Qty Service Example Serials
Moisant 6M 1 1914 - n/a n/a
Bleriot XI 1 1914 - n/a n/a
Avro 504K 2 1921 - 1929 3,4
Caudron G3 1 1922 - 1924 5
Nieuport 28 1 1924 - 1924 6
Morane-Saulnier MS.35 1 1924 - 1929 7
Ryan B-1 Broughams 3 1928 - n/a 8-10
Ryan M-2 Bluebird 1 1929 - n/a n/a
Potez 25A-2 4 1929 - 1939 5
Morane-Saulnier MS.147 2 1929 - 1940 59,60
Waco 10 1 1929 - 1940 20
Spartan C-2-175 1 1934 - n/a 12
Caudron 601 Aiglon 5 1936 - 1943 6-11
Ryan STM-2 12 1938 - 1958 21-32
North American AT-6C/D Texan 3/6 1943 - 1955

40-42,50-55

Stearman PT-17 Kaydet 6 1943 - 1963

21,33,34

Vultee BT-15 Valiant 5 1943 - 1954

35-39

Fairchild UC-61A Argus II 1 1945 - n/a 50
Fairchild PT-19A 10 1947 - n/a n/a
Beech AT-11B Kansan 6 1947 - 1954

B1-B6

Vultee BT-13A Valiant 5 1950 - 1955

n/a

Stearman PT-13 Kaydet 1 1950 - 1954

n/a

Cessna 172K Skyhawk 12 1955 - n/a

102,108-110,612,618,

3083,3090,3093,3371,3372

North American AT-6D Texan 5 1955 - 1957

0852,0863

North American T-6G Texan 12 1955 - 1957

0198,0202,0296,0304,0394,0406,

0492,0508,0606,0708,0810,0912

North American AT-6D Texan 5 1957 - 1988

200,210,212,214,216

North American T-6G Texan 11 1957 - 1988

202,204,206,208,218,220,222,

224,226,228,230

Enaer T-35B Pillan 5 1998 - Present

200-204

References:

  • Central American and Caribbean Air Forces (Daniel Hagedorn)

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

  • Air Arsenal North America (Phil Butler)

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

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