Key Dates

of the Uruguayan Air Force
17 March 1913    Escuela Militar de Aviación (EMA) was formed.
20 November 1916    Escuela Militar de Aviación (EMA) was reformed.
15 January 1924    The first operational unit, an Escuadrilla de Caza, was formed.
31 December 1935    The Aeronáutica Militar (A.M.) and the Base Aeronáutica No.1 and Base Aeronáutica No.2 were formed.
1951    PLUNA (Primeras Líneas Uruguayas de Navegación Aérea) was formed.
4 December 1953    Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya (FAU) was established.
11 October 1960    Three commands (Comando Aéro-Tactico, Comando Aéreo de Entrenamiento and Comando Aéreo de Material) were formed.
9 July 1965    The Bases Aeronáuticas were reformed as brigades (Brigada Aérea).
17 August 1970    TAMU (Transportes Aéreos Militares Uruguayos) was established.
27 April 1994    All Regimientos Tácticos and Grupos de Aviación became Escuadrones Aéreos.
14 July 1994    All air bases (Aeródromos Militares) were renamed as Bases Aéreas.

 

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