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Brigada de Aviación del Ejército
Eight new Cougars were received from 2009 to replace the venerable Pumas in army service. The one in the back has the most recent paint scheme, the one in front wears the previous one.
Photo: Santiago-A.M.Benitez, 16 September 2009, Cees-Jan van der Ende (www.alfakilo.nl)
Antofagasta/Cerro Moreno (SCFA)
B.A.
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 23°26'40"S 070°26'42"W
Elev: 455 ft
Brigada
Brigada de Aviación del Ejército (BAVE)
Pelotón Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Pelotón de Aviación N°1 various
All Army Divisions (I to VII) control a "Peloton de Exploración Aérea", each with a couple of aircraft on loan from Rancagua, with the exception of II Division, because Rancagua is situated in that region.
Arica/El Buitre (SCAE)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 18°30'36"S 070°17'21"W
Elev: 328 ft
Brigada
Brigada de Aviación del Ejército (BAVE)
Pelotón Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Centro de Entrenamiento Táctico de Aviación de Ejército various
All Army Divisions (I to VII) control a "Peloton de Exploración Aérea", each with a couple of aircraft on loan from Rancagua, with the exception of II Division, because Rancagua is situated in that region.
In total 21 Defenders have been delivered. These are used for numerous tasks, tactical training at Arica is one of these roles.
Photo:
Erwin van Dijkman
Coyhaique/Teniente Vidal (SCCY)
Rwy: 03/21
Pos: 45°35'39"S 072°06'22"W
Elev: 1020 ft
Brigada
Brigada de Aviación del Ejército (BAVE)
Pelotón Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Pelotón de Aviación n°4 various
All Army Divisions (I to VII) control a "Peloton de Exploración Aérea", each with a couple of aircraft on loan from Rancagua, with the exception of II Division, because Rancagua is situated in that region.
Iquique/Diego Aracena (SCDA)
B.A. Los Condores
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 20°32'07"S 070°10'53"W
Elev: 156 ft
Brigada
Brigada de Aviación del Ejército (BAVE)
Pelotón Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Pelotón de Aviación n°6 various
All Army Divisions (I to VII) control a "Peloton de Exploración Aérea", each with a couple of aircraft on loan from Rancagua, with the exception of II Division, because Rancagua is situated in that region.
This is one of the Army's C212 sitting on Rancagua's ramp.
Photo:
Erwin van Dijkman
Punta Arenas/Pdte. Carlos Ibáñez del Campo (SCCI)
B.A. Chabunco
Rwy: 01/19, 07/25, 12/30
Pos: 53°00'10"S 070°51'17"W
Elev: 139 ft
Brigada
Brigada de Aviación del Ejército (BAVE)
Pelotón Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Pelotón de Aviación N°5 various
All Army Divisions (I to VII) control a "Peloton de Exploración Aérea", each with a couple of aircraft on loan from Rancagua, with the exception of II Division, because Rancagua is situated in that region.
The Chilean army uses mainly CASA aircraft for their transport needs, having received four CN235, and nine C212.
Photo:
Cees-Jan van der Ende (www.alfakilo.nl)
Rancagua/De La Independencia (SCRG)
Rwy: 03/21
Pos: 34°10'25"S 070°46'33"W
Elev: 1446 ft
Brigada
Brigada de Aviación del Ejército (BAVE)
Batallón Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Batallón de Helicópteros AS332B/M,
AS532AL,
AS350B,
AS355AN/HB355N,
HU-53 (MD369FF),
SA330H/L
Batallón de Aviones N°1 Ce208B,
Ce650,
CN235AL
T-41 (CeR172K),
T-212 (C212-100/-300)
Batallón Mantenimiento y Abastecimiento de Aviación maintenance of various types
All Army Divisions (I to VII) control a "Peloton de Exploración Aérea", each with a couple of aircraft on loan from Rancagua, with the exception of II Division, because Rancagua is situated in that region.
The Chilean army Cougars can be armed and equipped with powerful search lights. One of the roles is to support the special forces.
Photo:
Erwin van Dijkman
Valdivia/Las Marías (SCVL)
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 39°47'45"S 073°17'29"W
Elev: 13 ft
Brigada
Brigada de Aviación del Ejército (BAVE)
Pelotón Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Pelotón de Aviación n°3 various
All Army Divisions (I to VII) control a "Peloton de Exploración Aérea", each with a couple of aircraft on loan from Rancagua, with the exception of II Division, because Rancagua is situated in that region.
The Peletónes that are dispersed around the country often use the Ecureuil.
Photo:
Erwin van Dijkman
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