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Mexico - Air Force
Mexico - Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Mexicana
New kid on the block is the Agusta AW109. This one is in use for VIP-transport.
Photo: Philadelphia, Paul Kanagie
Chihuahua/Gen. Roberto Fierro Villalobos, Chih (MMCU)
BAM #13
Rwy: 04/22, 18L/36R, 18R/36L
Pos: 28°42'10"N 105°57'52"W
Elev: 4462 ft
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
5/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 110 Ce182S
Ce206
Comitán, Chis (MMCO)
BAM #17 Copalar
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 16°10'36"N 092°03'02"W
Elev: 5161 ft
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
5/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 109 Ce182S
Cozumel, QR (MMCZ)
BAM #4 General Eduardo Aldasoro Suárez
Rwy: 05/23, 11/29
Pos: 20°31'21"N 086°55'32"W
Elev: 16 ft
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
2/o.Grupo Aereo

Escuadrón Aéreo 201 T-6C+
Mexico is the world's largest Pilatus PC-7 operator, although it is being replaced by the T-6C+.
Photo: Santa Lucia, Enrique Giese
Culiacán, Sin (MMCL)
BAM #10
Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 24°45'52"N 107°28'29"W
Elev: 108ft
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
5/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 107 UH-60M
Ensenada, BCN (MMES)
BAM #3 El Ciprés - General Alberto L. Salinas Carranza
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 31°47'43"N 116°36'10"W
Elev: 66ft
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
2/o.Grupo Aereo

Escuadrón Aéreo 203 T-6C+
Mexico has been flying different variants of the Hercules for many years.
Photo: Santa Lucia, Wim Sonneveld
Guerrero Negro, BCS (MMGR)
EAM #2
Rwy: 12/30
Pos: 28°01'31"N 114°01'24"W
Elev: 10 ft
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detachments
Guerrero Negro is in use as a forward operating base and frequently houses detachments.
Hermosillo/Gen. Ignacio Pesqueira García Intl, Son (MMHO)
BAM #18
Rwy: 05/23, 11/29
Pos: 29°05'45"N 111°02'52"W
Elev: 627 ft
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
2/o.Grupo Aereo

Escuadrón Aéreo 204 T-6C+
3/o.Grupo Aéreo

3/a Escuadrilla de Vigilancia Aérea Beech 350i
C-26A
EMB145MP/SA
PC-6B2H4
The Fuerza Aérea Mexicana is the proud operator of two EMBRAER 145MPs, used for patrol missions.
Photo: Hato, Wim Sonneveld
Irapuato, Gto.
EAM #6
Rwy: 03/21, HEL
Pos: 20°40'26"N 101°18'43"W
Elev: 5681 ft
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detachments
Irapuato is in use as a forward operating base and frequently houses detachments.
Ixtepec, Oax (MMIT)
BAM #2 General Antonio Cardenas Rodriquez
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 16°26'58"N 095°05'37"W
Elev: 269 ft
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
1/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 402 T-6C+
3/o.Grupo Aéreo

1/a Escuadrilla de Vigilancia Aérea C-26A
EMB145SA/MP
A number of Boeing 727s has been used the air force for troop transportation. Recently, these have been replaced by B737-800s.
Photo: Toronto, Andrew Cline
La Paz/Gen. Manuel Marquez de Leon Intl, BCS (MMLP)
BAM #9 / BAN General Gustavo S. Salinas Camiña
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 24°04'22"N 110°21'45"W
Elev: 89 ft
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
5/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 106 Ce206
Loma Bonita, Oax. (MMLB)
EAM #8 (El Mendozal)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 18°01'21"N 095°51'14"W
Elev: 207 ft
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detachments
Loma Bonita is in use as a forward operating base and frequently houses detachments.
Mexico City/Licenciado Benito Juarez Intl, DF (MMMX)
EAM #1 / BAN Colonia Federal
Rwy: 05L/23R, 05R/23L
Pos: 19°26'11"N 099°04'20"W
Elev: 7341 ft
Unidad -- Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Unidad Especial de Transporte Aéreo del Alto Mando (UETAAM)

AW109SP
B737-33A
Beech 200
Beech 350i
Ce501
Ce680
CL-605
EC145
G550
Lj45XR
S-70A-24A
Coordinacion General de Transportes Aereos Presidenciales (CGTAP)

AS332L-1
AW109SP
B737-322
B757-225EM
B787-8
Beech 350i
EC225LP
G450
G550
Lj35A
Lj36A
RC695A
One of the latest assets added to the varied fleet of the FAM is this C-27J. It was noted at Turin on a pre-delivery test flight, without national markings, but with FAM titles applied.
Photo: Turin, Alessandro Buffa
Monterrey/Intl - Aeropuerto del Norte, NL (MMAN)
BAM #14
Rwy: 11/29, 02/20
Pos: 25°51'56"N 100°14'14"W
Elev: 1476 ft
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
5/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 108 UH-60M
Thanks to David Hernández for providing most of the patches on this page.
Amidst a growing number of T-6C+ Texan IIs, the FAM still operates a single PC-9M.
Photo: Santa Lucia, Wim Sonneveld.
Mérida/Lic. Manuel Crecencio Rejon Intl, Yuc (MMMD)
BAM #8 General Roberto Fierro Villalobos
Rwy: 10/28, 17/35
Pos: 20°56'13"N 089°39'28"W
Elev: 34 ft
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
3/o.Grupo Aéreo

2/a Escuadrilla de Vigilancia Aérea Beech 350i
C-26A
EMB145SA
4/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 104 Bell 206B
Ce210
The most numerous helicopter of the FAM is the Bell 206, dozens have been taken over from the attorney-general's office in 2007.
Photo: Santa Lucia, FAM.
Oaxaca/Xoxocotlán, Oax (MMOX)
BAM #15
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 16°59'60"N 096°43'36"W
Elev: 4989 ft
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
4/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 103 Bell 206B-3/L-4
Puma-derivatives are used in a variety of roles in Mexico. Recent deliveries include the EC725, the latest version of this succesful helicopter.
Photo: Kleine Brogel, Frank van de Waardenburg.
Pie de la Cuesta, Gro (MMPD)
BAM #7 Gustavo Leon González
Rwy: 10/28
Pos: 16°54'37"N 099°59'19"W
Elev: 20ft
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
5/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 102 Bell 206B
Puerto Vallarta, Jal. (MMPR)
EAM #5
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 20°40'48"N 105°15'15"W
Elev: 23 ft
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detachments
Puerto Vallarta is in use as a forward operating base and frequently houses detachments.
Santa Gertrudis, Chih
BAM #11 Teniente Coronel Juan Pablo Aldasoro Suárez
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 27°47'03"N 105°42'08"W
Elev: 4595 ft
Grupo Escuela Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Escuela Militar de Aplicacion Aerotactica de la Fuerza Aerea (EMAATFA)

PC-7
T-6C+
Plan Merida included delivery of helicopters to enhance the mobility of Mexican security forces, like this Bell 412EP.
Photo: Reinold Kalsbeek
Santa Lucía, Méx (MMSM)
BAM #1 General Alfredo Lezama Álvarez
Pos: 19°45'18"N 099°00'59"W
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
1/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 101 Bell 412EP
EC725
S-70A-24A


Escuadrón Aéreo 112 MD530F
MD530MG


Escuadrón Aéreo 401 F-5E/F
3/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 301 C295M


Escuadrón Aéreo 302 C-27J
C-130E
C-130K-30
L100-30


Escuadrón Aéreo 303 Mi-17
Mi-171 (o/o)


Escuadrón Aéreo 502 Beech C90
Beech 350
B737-200
B737-800





Escuadrón de Vigilancia Aérea (EVA) Beech 350
C-26A
EMB145MP
EMB145SA

EVA has various detachments at other bases.
The only dedicated air defence fighter is the F-5E Tiger II, a handful operated with EA.401 from Santa Lucia.
Photo: Santa Lucia, Fred Hovestad
Tampico/Gen. Francisco Javier Mina Intl, Tamps (MMTM)
EAM #4 / BAN
Rwy: 09/27, 13/31. 18/36
Pos: 22°17'47"N 097°51'57"W
Elev: 80 ft
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detachments
Tampico is in use as a forward operating base and frequently houses detachments.
Terán, Chis (MMTB)
BAM #6 General Angel H. Corzo Molina
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 16°44'24"N 093°10'94"W
Elev: 1909 ft
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
2/o.Grupo Aereo

Escuadrón Aéreo 202 PC-7
In recent years, the Mexican air force renewed its medium lift capacity. This C295M is one of the types added to its large fleet.
Photo: Santa Lucia, Wim Sonneveld
Tijuana/Gen. Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl, BCN (MMTJ)
BAM #12 Tijuana
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 32°32'28"N 116°58'13"W
Elev: 489 ft
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detachments
Tijuana is in use as a forward operating base and frequently houses detachments.
Tlaxcala, Tlax (MMTA)
BAM #19 Atlangatepec
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 19°32'17"N 098°10'25"W
Elev: 8229 ft
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
3/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadron de Sistemas Aereos No Tripulados DA-42XP (o/o)
G1 Guerrero
Hermes 450
S4 Ehecatl
Torreon, Coah. (MMTC)
EAM #3 (Francisco Sarabia Tinoco)
Rwy: 08/26, 12/30
Pos: 25°34'06"N 103°24'38"W
Elev: 3688 ft
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detachments
Torreon is in use as a forward operating base and frequently houses detachments.
Zapopan, Jal (MMZP)
BAM #5 Capitán Emilio Carranza Rodríguez
Rwy: 08R/26L, 08L/26R
Pos: 20°45'21"N 103°27'55"W
Elev: 5333ft
Colegio Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Colegio del Aire

Escuadrón Preparatorio Ce182S


Escuadrón Primario F260EU
G120TP-A


Escuadrón Avanzado PC-7
4/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 105 Ce182S


Escuadrón Aéreo 111 Bell 407GX
Technically, the Boeing PT-13/17 Kaydet aircraft are no longer part of the training syllabus at the Colegio del Aire, although these venerable trainers are still flown. Escuadrilla Acrobática del Colegio del Aire is part of the Esc Avanzada and flies six PC-7s.
EA.111 maintains poppy erradication detachments at Choix (Sin), Chilpancingo (Gro), Coalcoman (Mich), El Caracol (Gro), Guadelupe Y Calvo (Chih), Oaxaca (Oax), San Jose del Llano (Sin) and Uruapan (Mich).
Cessna 182s have been used in various roles with the FAM, the latest of which is basic training with the Colegio del Aire.
Photo: FAM
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