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Unit History


Servicio Aéreo del Ejército

Role: Transport/Liaison.

The aviation element of the Army (Ejército) was formed in 1954 originally named Servicio Aéreo del Ejército (SAE). After two aircraft crashed in 1961 and 1962 all Piper aircraft were moved to the FAE. It was renamed Aviación del Ejército Equatorina (AEE) in 1978. From 1981 onward the flying elements were concentrated in an aviation brigade, effectively transforming the army aviation into an operational brigade within the army structure.


Air Bases:
Base Duration

Base Aérea Mariscal Sucre/Quito

1954 - 1981

Aircraft Used:
Type Qty Service Example Serials
Piper PA-23 Aztec 1 1960 - 1961 201
Piper PA-24 Comanche 5 1960 - 1962 101-105
Cessna 172G Skyhawk 1 1965 - n/a R-1520
Cessna 185D Skywagon 2 1965 - n/a R-1525, R-1530
Short Skyvan 3M-400-6 1 1971 - 1980 T-207

References:

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

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