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Unit History


Escuela de Aviaci
ón Militar

Role: Training.

The unit was formed in 1918. Today the unit consists of four squadrons (1./2./3./4.Escuadrón de Entrenamiento) with 25 L-39C and Z-326T. The Aviation School was disbanded in 1993 and the remaining Aero L-39C moved to Holguin and San Antonio de los Baños.
 


Air Bases:
Base Duration
Campo de Columbia/La Habana 1919 - 1961
BA Campo Libertad/La Habana 1961 - 1993

Aircraft Used:
Type Qty Service Example Serials
Consolidated PT-3 Husky 10 1930 - 1937 1-8,11,12
Aeronca C-3 1 1933 - n/a 23
Stearman PT-17 Kaydet 9 1942 - n/a 38-46
Stearman A73B1 7 1939 - 1947 43-49
Curtiss CW-19R-2 Hawk 5 1937 - 1948 50-54
Vultee BT-13A Valiant 9 1942 - 1950 66-74
North American AT-6C/F Texan 19 1942 - 1963 102-120
Aeronca L-3B Grasshopper 11 1943 - 1947 1-11
Stearman N2S-4 Kaydet 3 1943 - n/a 44-46
Beech 35 Bonanza 6 1947 - 1958 10-15
Beech 18 (AT-7) Kansan 2 1947 - n/a 150,151
Beech 18 (AT-11) Kansan 2 1947 - 1958 160,161
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star 8 1954 - 1968 701,703,705,707,709,711,713,715
North American T-28A Trojan 10 1958 - n/a 150-159
Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-15UTI Midget 30 1961 - 1988 n/a
Zlin Z-226 Bahatir 15 1961 - 1986 n/a
Yakovlev Yak-18T 12 1961 - n/a n/a
Zlin Z-142 9 1988 - 1995 1480-1485
Zlin Z-326T Trener 60 1974 - 1990 n/a
Aero L-39C Albatros 30 1982 - 1993 01-30

References:

  • Central American and Caribbean Air Forces (Daniel Hagedorn)

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

  • Worldmil - Military Aircraft Serials (Andy Mower)

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

  • Air Arsenal North America (Phil Butler)

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