3. Flight
Jamaican Defence Force


Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: Viper
Main Role: Transport
Secondary Role: Reconnaissance
First Formed: 1999
Parent Unit: Defence Force HQ
Current Status: Active


3.Flight was activated 1999 to operate the Aerospatiale Ecureuil. From 2007 the unit received the first of four Bell 407, which will replace the AS-355, which will be sold.

Subordinate Units



Type Qty Service Example Serials
Aerospatiale AS-355N Ecureuil 4 1999 – 2007 JDF H-26-29
Bell 407 4 2007 – Present JDF H-30-33

Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added

Main Bases

Base Duration
Up Park Camp/Kingston 1999 – Present


None currently available.

More Information


  • Air International May 2001 p. 314-317
  • Air Forces Monthly May 2007, p. 17

Other Sources

To be added.

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