3er Escuadrón Aéreo

of the Panama Air Force

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: Chacal
Main Role: Anti-Submarine
Secondary Role: Utility
First Formed: n/a
Parent Unit: AF HQ
Current Status: Active


The 3er Escuadrón Aéreo was formed 1988 as 3er Escuadrón de Entrenamiento y Reconocimiento Aéreo with four T-35D. In 1989 the unit received six T-35B and was renamed 3er Escuadrón de Entrenamiento, Reconocimiento y Ataque. The squadron was renamed another time at an unknown date as 3er Escuadrón Aéreo. The T-35s Pillan were refurbished with assistance of the Chilean manufacturer during 2002 and 2003.

Subordinate Units



Type Qty Service Example Serials
Enaer T-35B/D Pillán 6/5 1988 – Present 020-029

Unit Markings

3er Escuadrón Aéreo


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Teniente Coronel Jorge Jurado/Ciudad de Panamá 1988 – 1999
Tucumen IAP/Ciudad de Panamá 1999 – Present


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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