Armed Forces Overviews
Colombia - Air Force
Colombia - Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
The Colombian Air Force was the first export customer of the Super Tucano. The aircraft have already proven their effectiveness whilst battling FARC and ELN guerrillas.
Photo: Wim Sonneveld
Apiay (SKAP)
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 04°04'34"N 073°33'46"W
Elev: 1227 ft
Comando
Comando Aéreo de Combate No. 2 "CT. Luis Fernando Gómez Niño"
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo de Combate 21

Escuadrón de Combate 211 A-29B Super Tucano Grifos


Escuadrón de Combate 212 AT-27 Tucano Tucanos


Escuadrón de Combate Táctico 213 C212-300 Aviocar
Ce208 Grand Caravan
SA2-37B Vampiro


Escuadrón Defensa Aérea 214 SR-560 Horus Fenix


Escuadrón de Combate 217 Hermes 450
Hermes 900
Escuadrón 213 is the FAC's parent unit of the SA-2-37B and deploys its aircraft to other units, as does Escuadrón 214 with its SR-560s.
A handful Schweizer SA2-37Bs are operated for intelligence gathering. They are dubbed Vampiro by the FAC.
Photo: Santiago Rivas
Barranquilla (SKBQ)
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 10°53'23"N 074°46'51"W
Elev: 98 ft
Comando
Comando Aéreo de Combate No. 3 "MG. Alberto Pauwels Rodríguez"
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo de Combate 31

Escuadrón de Combate 311 OA-37B Dragon Dragones


Escuadrón de Combate 312 A-29B Super Tucano Drako


Escuadrón de Combate Táctico 313 Bell 212 Rapaz
C-95A Bandeirante
Ce208 Grand Caravan


Escuadrón Defensa Aérea 314 SR-560 Horus
Like many air forces in Latin America, the air force operates the effective Cessna OA-37B Dragonfly, a type well suited for counter insurgency and counter narcotics in the Caribbean theatre of operations.
Photo: Wim Sonneveld
Calí (SKGB)
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 03°27'32"N 076°29'48"W
Elev: 3165 ft
Comando
Comando Aéreo de Combate No. 7
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo de Combate 71

Escuadrón Preparatorio 111 S10VT
L-23
T-41D


Escuadrón Basico 712 T-90 Calima
T-90C Calima
T-34/285 (insignia)
PT-17 (insignia)
U-6A (insignia)


Escuadrón de Combate Táctico 713 Bell 212 Rapaz
Ce208 Grand Caravan
C212-300 Aviocar
SR-26B Tracker
Escuadrón de Combate Táctico 713 borrows most of its aircraft from parent CACOMs and will move to Cali international airport in the future.
The new basic trainer of the Colombian air force is the T-90 Calima, a locally built upgraded version of the Lancair Legacy FG. It entered service with EMAVI in late 2010.
Photo: Javier Franco "Topper"
El Dorado, Bogotà (SKBO)
Rwy: 13L/31R, 13R/31L
Pos: 04°42'06"N 074°08'49"W
Elev: 8361 ft
Comando
Comando Aéreo de Transporte Militar "BG. Camilo Daza Álvarez"
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo de Transporte Aéreo 81

Escuadrón de Transporte 811 B727 Apolo/Vulcano
Beech C90GTx
Beech 350i
C-40 Atlas/Cronos
C-130 Hercules
C295M
Ce208B Grand Caravan
KC-767 Jupiter
RC690
Grupo de Vuelos Especiales 82

Escuadrón de Transporte Especial 821 B737-74V
Bell 412
Ce550
ERJ135BJ
Lj60A
F28-3000(C)
UH-60L
Grupo de Inteligencia Aérea 83

Escuadrón de Inteligencia Aérea 831 Beech 300 ELINT
Beech 350 ELINT
RC695
Servicio de Aéronavigacion a Territorios Nacionales

ATR42-500
ATR42-600
ATR72-200
ERJ145
ERJ170
Y-12E

La linea aerea que integra a Colombia
One of the latest additions to the VIP-fleet is this ERJ135 business jet.
Photo: Wim Sonneveld
Leticia (SKLT)
Rwy: 03/21 6168 ft
Pos: 04°11'37"S 069°56'35"W
Elev: 277 ft
Grupo
Grupo Aéreo del Amazonas
Escuadrón Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Escuadrón de Combate 112

C212-300 Aviocar
Ce208B Grand Caravan
At any time, various aircraft from other units are detached here.
Medical evacuation capabilities have seen a boost with the delivery of a number of Beech 350s in recent years.
Photo: Larry Every
Madrid (SKMA)
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 04°43'40"N 074°16'31"W
Elev: 8325 ft
Comando
Comando Aéreo de Mantenimiento "MY. Justino Mariño Cuesto"
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo de Transporte Aéreo 91

Escuadrón de Transporte 911 C212-300 Aviocar
Global reach is provided by this mighty KC-767 tanker, allowing the FAC to participate in multinational exercises recently.
Photo: Wim Sonneveld
Marandua (SKUA)
Rwy: 03/21, 07/25
Pos: 05°31'31"N 068°40'43"W
Elev: 332 ft
Grupo
Grupo Aéreo del Oriente
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo de Combate 111

Escuadron de Combate Táctico 1103 Bell 212 Rapaz
Ce182R
UH-1H-II Super Huey
Scan Eagle UAV
The Bell 212 Rapaz is a very versatile platform as can be seen here....
Photo: Santiago Rivas
Melgar (SKME)
Rwy: 05R/23L, 05L/23R
Pos: 04°12'54"N 074°38'09"W
Elev: 1699 ft
Comando
Comando Aéreo de Combate No. 4 "TC. Luis Francisco Pinto Parra"
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo de Combate 41

Escuadrón de Combate 411 Bell 212 Rapaz Rapaz


Escuadrón de Asalto Aéreo 412 Ce208 Grand Caravan
OH-13H (insignia)
UH-1H-II Super Huey


Escuadrón de Ataque 413 H369HS Escorpion
MD500E Escorpion
Escorpion
Escuela de Helicópteros para las Fuerzas Armadas "Coronel Carlos Alberto Gutierres"

Escuadrón de Vuelo Bell 206B-3
OH-58A
Escuadrón 411 is the FAC's parent unit of the Bell 212 and deploys its helicopters to other units, as does Escuadrón 412 with its UH-1H-IIs. Flandes is in use as an OLF.
Numerous ex US Amry OH-58As have been delivered to the joint forces helicopter school at Melgar, replacing the Hueys from 2010.
Photo: Lucien Blok
Palanquero (SKPQ)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 05°29'01"N 074°39'27"W
Elev: 566 ft
Comando
Comando Aéreo de Combate No. 1 "CT. Germán Olano Moreno"
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo de Combate 11

Escuadrón de Combate 111 Kfir COA
Kfir COD

Dardos


Escuadrón de Combate Táctico 113 AC-47T Fantasma
Ce208 Grand Caravan
ECN-235
IAI201 Arava

Fantasma


Escuadrón de Combate 116 T-37B Tweet
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Escuadrón 113 is the FAC's parent unit of the AC-47T and deploys its aircraft to other units.
Colombian Kfirs serve with Escuadron de Combate 111 at Palanquero.
Photo: Bruce Smith
Rionegro (SKRG)
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 06°09'52"N 075°25'23"W
Elev: 7028 ft
Comando
Comando Aéreo de Combate No. 5 "BG. Arturo Lema Posada"
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo de Combate 51

Escuadrón de Operaciones Especiales 511 AH-60L Arpía III


Escuadrón de Operaciones Especiales 512 Ce208 Grand Caravan
MH-60L Angel
UH-60L Halcon
Escuadrón 511 is the FAC's parent unit of the AH-60L and deploys its helicopters to other units, as does Escuadrón 512 with its UH-60Ls.
The Sikorksy UH-60 Black Hawk is operated as a gunship in large numbers by the Colombian armed forces. The gunships versions are known as Arpía. These examples belongs to CACOM 5.
Photo: Wim Sonneveld
San Andrés (SKSP)
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 12°35'01"N 081°42'40"W
Elev: 19 ft
Grupo
Grupo Aéreo del Caribe
Escuadrón Escuadrilla Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Escuadrón de Combate 101

Escuadrilla de Combate Táctico 1013 Beech C90
Two Beech C90 King Airs are operated by Grupo Aereo del Caribe from San Andres; they are used for patrol and liaison duties.
Photo: Wim Sonneveld
Tres Esquinas (SKTQ)
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 00°44'45"N 075°14'02"W
Elev: 585 ft
Comando
Comando Aéreo de Combate No. 6 "CT Ernesto Esguerra Cubides"
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo de Combate 61

Escuadrón de Combate 611 AT-27 Tucano
A-29B Super Tucano


Escuadrón de Combate Táctico 613 C212-300 Aviocar
Ce208 Grand Caravan
SA2-37B Vampiro
UH-1H-II Super Huey
Scan Eagle UAV
CACOM 6 borrows most of its aircraft from parent CACOMs.
The reputation of the AC-47T Fantasma is spreading rapidly over Colombia's vast jungles. These immortal aircraft are in use as gunships.
Photo: Wim Sonneveld
Yopal (SKYP)
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 05°19'09"N 072°23'02"W
Elev: 1028 ft
Comando
Grupo Aéreo del Casanare
Escuadrón Escuadrilla Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Escuadrón de Combate 103

Escuadrilla de Combate 1031 A-29B Super Tucano
Colombian Tucanos are used in the advanced training and attack roles and serve with various detachments.
Photo: Wim Sonneveld
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