Colombian Kfirs serve with Escuadron de Combate 111 at Palanquero.
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.
A handful Schweizer SA2-37Bs are operated for intelligence gathering. They are dubbed Vampiro by the FAC.
Colombian Tucanos are used in the advanced training and attack roles and serve with various detachments.
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.
The Bell 212 Rapaz is a very versatile platform as can be seen here....
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.
Javier Franco "Topper"
Medical evacuation capabilities have seen a boost with the delivery of a number of Beech 350s in recent years.
One of the latest additions to the VIP-fleet is this ERJ135 business jet.
Global reach is provided by this mighty KC-767 tanker, allowing the FAC to participate in multinational exercises recently.
|Grupo Aéreo del Amazonas
|Escuadrón de Combate 112
Ce208B Grand Caravan
|At any time, various aircraft from other units are detached here.|
|Comando Aéreo de Mantenimiento "MY. Justino Mariño Cuesto"
|Grupo de Transporte Aéreo 91
||Escuadrón de Transporte 911||C212-300 Pelicano
No less than sixty ex US Army TH-67A Creeks have been delivered to the joint forces helicopter school at Melgar.
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.
|San Andrés (SKSP)|
RWY 06/24 POS 12°35'01"N 081°42'40"W ELEV 19 ft
|Grupo Aéreo del Caribe
|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.
The reputation of the AC-47T Fantasma is spreading rapidly over Colombia's vast jungles. These immortal aircraft are in use as gunships.
RWY 05/23 POS 05°19'09"N 072°23'02"W ELEV 1028 ft
|Grupo Aéreo del Casanare
|Escuadrón de Combate 103
||Escuadrilla de Combate 1031||A-29B Super Tucano|