Estación Aérea de Mar del Plata ‘Subprefecto Maximiliano Dax Cosentino’

of the Argentine Coast Guard

History

The unit was formed in 1997. The SA.330L Puma, CASA 212 and AS.365N2 Dauphin II are temporarily based at Mar del Plata.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Aérospatiale SA.330L Puma 1 1997 – Present TDY
CASA 212-300/300MP Aviocar 1 1997 – Present TDY
Aérospatiale AS.365N2 Dauphin II 1 1997 – Present TDY

Unit Markings

EAMP
 

Main Bases

Base Duration
Bartolomé de la Colina IAP/Mar del Plata 1997 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Estación Aérea de Comodoro Rivadavia ‘Prefecto Mayor Dn. Emilio Eduardo Velázquez Tarlisetti’

of the Argentine Coast Guard

History

The unit was formed in 1990. The SA.330L Puma, CASA 212 and AS.365N2 Dauphin II are temporarily based at Comodoro Rivadavia.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Aérospatiale SA.330L Puma 1 1990 – Present TDY
CASA 212-300/300MP Aviocar 1 1990 – Present TDY
Aérospatiale AS.365N2 Dauphin II 1 1995 – Present TDY

Unit Markings

EACR
 

Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Comodoro Rivadavia/Comodoro Rivadavia 1990 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Centro de Extensión Profesional Aeronáutica

of the Argentine Coast Guard

History

The unit was formed on 26.4.1989.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Piper PA-28-181 Archer III 2 1992 – Present 102,103
Schweizer 300C 6 1996 – Present 90-95

Unit Markings

CEPA
 

Main Bases

Base Duration
Aeródromo Don Torcuato/Buenos Aires 1989 – 1996
Base Aérea San Fernando/Buenos Aires 1996 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuadrilla Puma

of the Argentine Coast Guard

History

No unit history known. The remaining helicopter is normally based at Bartolomé de la Colina IAP in Mar del Plata.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Aérospatiale SA.330L Puma 3 1980 – Present 11-13

Unit Markings

Escuadrilla Puma

Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Oficial Principal Balestra/Puerto Nuevo 1980 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuadrilla Dauphin

of the Argentine Coast Guard

History

No unit history known.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Aérospatiale AS.365N2 Dauphin II 4 1995 – Present 40-43

Unit Markings

Escuadrilla Dauphin

Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Oficial Principal Balestra/Puerto Nuevo 1995 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuadrilla de Alas Rotativas

of the Argentine Coast Guard

History

No unit history known.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Sikorsky S-51 Dragonfly 1 1957 – 1961 20
Bell 47G/J Sioux 3/2 1962 – n/a 21-25
Hughes 369HS 6 1968 – 1988 30-35
Aérospatiale SA.330L Puma 3 1980 – Present 11-13
Aérospatiale AS.365N2 Dauphin II 4 1995 – Present 40-43

Unit Markings

To be added
 

Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Oficial Principal Balestra/Puerto Nuevo n/a – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)
  • EAR

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuadrilla de Alas Fijas

of the Argentine Coast Guard

History

No unit history known.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Grumman JRF-6B Goose 6 1947 – 1963 PGM-1-PGM-6
Nord 1203 Norécrin 4 1957 – 1963 LQ-FDI,LQ-FDP,LQ-FDU,LQ-FED
de Havilland DH.104 Dove 2 1958 – 1969 11,12
Douglas C-47A/B Dakota 1/1 1963 – 1972 15,16
Short SC-7 Skyvan 5 1971 – 1993 50-54
CASA 212-300/300MP Aviocar 2/3 1988 – Present 61,62,71-73
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec-C 1 1992 – Present 101

Unit Markings

EAF
 

Main Bases

Base Duration
Aeródromo Don Torcuato/Buenos Aires 1957 – 1996
Base Aérea San Fernando/Buenos Aires 1996 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Estación Aérea de Posadas

of the Argentine Coast Guard

History

No unit history known. Two Schweizer 300C are temporarily based at Posadas.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Schweizer 300C 2 1996 – Present TDY

Unit Markings

EAPO
 

Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Posadas/José de San Martin AP/Posadas n/a – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Servicio de Aviación de Prefectura Naval Argentina

of the Argentine Coast Guard

History

The Aviation Service of the Prefectura General Maritima dates back to December 1946, when a group of pilots completed the naval aviator course, flying the Boeing N2S Kaydet and North American SNJ Texan of the Argentine navy. The name was changed to Prefectura Nacional Marítima (PNM) on 7.12.1950 and the aviation unit became Division Aviación on 7.9.1951 with three Grumman JRF-6B Goose for fishery control operating from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery. From 4.1.1956 the PNM was part of the Ministerio de Marina. In 1957 the service bought four new Nord 1203 Norécrin and its first helicopter, a Sikorsky S-51 Dragonfly, and moved to Don Torcuato AP in the Buenos Aires region. During 1962 the unit was renamed Servicio de Aviación and on 10.10.1969 the Prefectura Nacional Marítima became Prefectura Naval Argentina (PNA). During the 1970s the service received five Short SC-7 Skyvan and six Hughes 369HS.

During the Falklands War five Skyvan and three Puma were assigned to Grupo de Tareas 80.1 and Fuerza de Tareas 50 to conduct search and rescue, transport and reconnaissance duties at BAN Río Grande, EAN Río Gallegos and Stanley/EAN Malvinas with one Skyvan and one Puma assigned to each station. Two Pumas (PA-11, PA-12) arrived at BAN Río Grande on 12.4.1982, while one Skyvan (PA-50) followed on 15.4.1982. Puma (PA-12) flew to Stanley/EAN Malvinas on 16.4.1982, while another Skyvan (PA-54) came to BAN Río Grande on 17.4.1982 only to deploy to Stanley/EAN Malvinas on 20.4.1982. On 24.4.1982 the third operations base was formed at EAN Río Gallegos with one Skyvan (PA-51) and one Puma (PA-11) from BAN Río Grande.

On 30.4.1982 another Skyvan (PA-50) flew to Stanley/EAN Malvinas and was based at Pebble Island/EAN Calderón the same day while on 1.5.1982 one Puma (PA-13) came to BAN Río Grande. Skyvan (PA-54) was damaged by naval shelling during the last hours of 3.5.1982 at Stanley/EAN Malvinas as was Puma (PA-12) on 9.5.1982, which was later captured by British forces and is now operated by the RAF. On 11.5.1982 one Skyvan (PA-52) was detached to BAN Río Grande. During a raid of SAS on Pebble Island on 15.5.1982 Skyvan (PA-50) was destroyed. Puma (PA-11) returned to Puerto Nuevo/BA Oficial Principal Balestra on 20.6.1982 as did Puma (PA-13) on 23.6.1982. The Skyvan (PA-51, PA-52) returned to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery/Buenos Aires on 26.6.1982.

On 19.10.1983 the PNA became subordinated to the Ministerio de Defensa, from 24.6.1996 to the Ministerio del Interior and from 11.6.2002 to the Ministerio de Justicia, Seguridad y Derechos Humanos.

The assigned aircraft and helicopters are used in maritime and river surveillance, search and rescue operations, medical evacuations, control of illegal activities within the Argentine Economic Exclusive Zone and fisheries control in jurisdictional waters.

The Servicio de Aviación de Prefectura Naval Argentina is today organised into one fixed wing squadron, one helicopter squadron and one training center.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Grumman JRF-6B Goose 6 1947 – 1963 PGM-1-PGM-6
Cessna T-50 Bobcat 1 1957 – 1957 no
Nord 1203 Norécrin 4 1957 – 1963 LQ-FDI,LQ-FDP,LQ-FDU,LQ-FED
de Havilland DH.104 Dove 2 1958 – 1969 11,12

Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added

Main Bases

Base Duration
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery/Buenos Aires 1947 – 1957
Aeródromo Don Torcuato/Buenos Aires 1957 – 1996
Base Aérea San Fernando/Buenos Aires 1996 – Present

Pictures

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.