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Portuguese Air Force
Portuguese Air Force
Força Aerea Portuguesa
Alverca (LPAR)
Rwy: 04/22, HEL
Pos: 38°53'00"N 009°01'49"W
Elev: 11 ft
Factory/Depot Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge


Oficinas Gerais de Material Aeronautico (OGMA) various


Deposito Geral de Material de Forca Aerea (DGMFA) various
 
Beja (LPBJ)
Rwy: 01L/19R, 01R/19L
Pos: 38°04'44"N 007°55'57"W
Elev: 636 ft
Base Aerea Esquadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
BA11

Esq103 no current aircraft Caracóis (Snails)


Esq552 Alouette 3 Zangões (Drones)


Esq601 P-3C CUP+
Lobos (Wolves)
 
In March 2011, the last P-3P 14805 was withdrawn from service. The type has been replaced by former Dutch Navy P-3C/CUP.
Photo: Rui Ferreira, May 2008
Lajes (LPLA)
Rwy: 15/33
Pos: 38°45'43"N 027°05'27"W
Elev: 180 ft
Base Aerea Esquadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
BA4

Esq502 det. C295M
Elefantes (Elephants)


Esq751 det. EH101 Pumas (Pumas)
 
In March 2011, Esq752 was disbanded for the second time. The SAR task at the Azores has been transferred to the EH101 detachment of Esq751 and the remaining Pumas returned to storage at Beja.
Photo: Rui Ferreira, 06 March 2009
Lisboa (LPPT)
Rwy: 03/21, 17/35
Pos: 38°46'27"N 009°08'03"W
Elev: 374 ft
Base Aerea Esquadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
AT1

Esq504 Falcon 50 Linces (Lynxes)
Permanently detached here from BA6 Montijo.
 
Although officially based at BA6 Montijo, the Falcons of Esq504 are usually operated from Lisbon IAP.
Photo: Joao Paulo Nabais, 04 July 2009
Monte Real (LPMR)
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 39°49'47"N 008°53'14"W
Elev: 187 ft
Base Aerea Esquadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
BA5

Esq201 F-16AM
F-16BM
Falcões (Falcons)


Esq301 F-16AM
F-16BM
Jaguares (Jaguars)
 
At a steady pace all F-16s of Esq201 and Esq301 will undergo the MLU process.
Photo: Joao Paulo Nabais, 18 June 2009
Montijo (LPMT)
Rwy: 01/19, 08/26
Pos: 38°42'14"N 009°02'09"W
Elev: 46 ft
Base Aerea Esquadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
BA6

Esq501 C-130H
C-130H-30
Bisontes (Bisons)


Esq502 C295M
C295MPA
Elefantes (Elephants)


Esq751 EH101 Pumas (Pumas)
 
Despite initial servicability problems the Merlin is a very impressive helicopter.
Photo: Ron Kellenaers, 07 September 2009
Esq502 withdrew its C212s at former home base BA1 Sintra only to be re-equipped with C295s at BA6 Montijo.
Photo: Joao Paulo Nabais, 03 December 2009
Ota (LPOT)
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 39°05'15"N 008°57'46"W
Elev: 140 ft
School Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge


Centro de Formaçao Militar e Tecnica da Forca Aérea various
 
Porto Santo (LPPS)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 33°04'15"N 016°20'59"W
Elev: 338 ft
Aerodromo Manobra Esquadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
AM3

Esq751 det. EH101 Pumas (Pumas)
 
Sintra (LPST)
Rwy: 14/32, HEL
Pos: 38°49'52"N 009°20'22"W
Elev: 440 ft
Base Aerea Esquadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
BA1

Esq101 TB-30 Roncos (Roars)


Esq802 DHC1-200
Schleicher ASK-12
Omnipol L-23
Aguias (Eagles)


Museu do Ar some flying exhibits
 
The gliders of Esq802 sometimes operate from Ota.
Photo: Joao Paulo Nabais, 04 July 2009
In 2010, Esq101 returned from BA11 Beja to BA1 Sintra where the Epsilons first started their career in 1989.
Photo: Ron Kellenaers, Beja, 09 September 2009
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