Barcelona (SVBC) Luis del Valle Garcia AB

RWY 02/20,15/33     POS 10°06'26"N 064°41'21"W     ELEV 26 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo Aéreo de Caza 13
Libertador Simón Bolívar /
Leones

Escuadrón 131 Su-30MK2V Cayaurima

Escuadrón 132 Su-30MK2V Pumas / Yavire

Escuadrón 133 Su-30MK2V Urimare
Centro de Mantenimiento Aeronáutico de Oriente
(CEMAO)

o/h of Su-30MK2V
BAVALLE is used as acronym for Base Aérea Teniente Luis del Valle García.
Escuadrón 137 Guaicaipuro is the maintenance squadron and has no aircraft.

The AMNB received a fleet of Su-30MK2V Flankers, they are operated by two Grupos.

Erwin van Dijkman

Barquisimeto (SVBM) LT Vicente Landaeta Gil AB

RWY 09/27     POS 10°02'34"N 069°21'31"W     ELEV 2042 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo Aéreo de Caza 12
Grifos
Escuadrón 35 K-8VV Panteras

Escuadrón 36 K-8VV Jaguares
BALANDA is used as acronym for for Base Aérea Teniente Vicente Landaeta Gil.
Escuadrón 127 is the maintenance squadron and has no aircraft.

The first Chinese type to be operated by the Venezuelan Air Force is this K-8W.

Ivan Peña Nesbit

Boca del Rio (SVBS) Base Aérea Mariscal Sucre

RWY 05/23, 10/28     POS 10°14'60"N 067°38'58"W     ELEV 1338 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo de Entrenamiento Aéreo 14
Escorpiones
Escuadrón 141
Primario
Ce182
F260EU
Aguiluchos

Escuadrón 142
Básico
EMB312

Escuadrón 143
Tactico
EMB312

Escuadrón Ultralivianos Challenger II
Grupo Aéreo de Entrenamiento Aéreo 18
Coniuncti Sumus
Escuadrón Primario 181 DA40NG

Escuadrón Básico 182 DA42VI
Grupo Aéreo de Entrenamiento Aéreo 19
Disciplina y Excelencia
Escuadrón Primario 191 F480B Domu Auka

Escuadrón Básico 192 F480B Otoida Nihakana
BASUCRE is used as acronym for Base Aérea Mariscal Sucre.
Escuadrón de Vuelo Instrumental 144 operates the flight simulators of the Grupo and Escuadrón de Mantenimiento 147 is the maintenance squadron.

Together, Grupos 14, 18 and 19 form the Centro de Entrenamiento Aéreo. Some of these will relocate to a new facility at Morichal.

Caracas - La Carlota (SVFM) Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda AB

RWY 11/29     POS 10°29'06"N 066°50'37"W     ELEV 2739 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo Aéreo de Transporte Administrativo 4
Escuadrón 41 A319CJ
ERJ190BJ (opb Conviasa)
B737-200
Falcon 50
Falcon 900EX

Escuadrón 42 AS532UL
Mi-172
Grupo Aéreo de Transporte Administrativo 5
Escuadrón 51 Beech 200
Beech 300
Beech 350

Escuadrón 52 Ce500
Ce550
Ce750
BAGFM is used as acronym for Base Aérea Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda.
Escuadrón 47 and Escuadrón 57 are the respective maintenance squadrons and have no aircraft.

Venezuela uses the Tucano in the advanced training and interdiction roles. The deal for Super Tucanos fell through.

Ivan Peña Nesbit

El Sombrero (SVCZ) Capitan Manuel Rios Guarico AB

RWY 08/26     POS 09°22'20"N 066°55'23"W     ELEV 525 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo Aéreo de Caza 11
Diablos
Escuadrón 33 Su-30MK2V Halcones

Escuadrón 34 Su-30MK2V Caciques
BAEMARI is used as acronym for Base Aero-Espacial Capitán Manuel Ríos.

El Vigia/El Vigia, Merida (SVVG)
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Base Aérea Táctica Avanzada El Vigía
used for forward deployment and detachments
BATAVI is used as acronym for Base Aérea Táctica Avanzada El Vigía.

La Esmeralda (SVLE) BA Orinoco

RWY 11/29     POS 03°10'19"N 065°32'26"W     ELEV 380 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo Aéreo de Transporte 9
Tucanes
det. GAT9

Base Aérea Táctica Avanzada Orinoco
Transport and liaison aircraft on detachment from Grupo 9
BATAOR is used as acronym for Base Aérea Táctica Avanzada Orinoco.
It is not known which squadron operates which type of aircraft. Detachments are maintained at Puerto Ordaz (BA Teniente Coronel Luis Apolinar Mendez) and Alto Orinoco (BA La Esmeralda).

Maracaibo (SVMC) Rafael Urdaneta AB

RWY 02L/20R, 02R/20L     POS 10°33'30"N 071°43'40"W     ELEV 235 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo Aéreo de Operaciones Especiales 15
Potros
Escuadrón 151 OV-10A
OV-10E
Linces

Escuadrón 152 K-8VV Avispones
Centro de Mantenimiento Aeronáutico Occidente
(CEMAOCCIDENTE)

o/h of K-8VV
BARU is used as acronym for Base Aérea General en Jefe Rafael Urdaneta.

The first two Y-8F-200W for Grupo 6 arrived in November 2012

Erwin van Dijkman

Maracay - Palo Negro (SVBL) El Libertador AB

RWY 09/27     POS 10°11'00"N 067°33'26"W     ELEV 1450 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo Aéreo de Transporte 6
Pegasos
Escuadrón 61 (T1) C-130HV (C-130H-3)
Y-8F-200W

Escuadrón 62 (T2) Shorts 360-300
Grupo Aéreo de Operaciones Especiales 10
Cobras
Escuadrón 101 AS332B1
AS532AC
Guerreros

Escuadrón 102 F280FX Piaroas

Escuadrón CSAR AS332B1
AS532AC
Grupo Aéreo de Caza 16
Dragones
Escuadrón 161 F-16A
F-16B
Caribes

Escuadrón 162 F-16A
F-16B
Gavilanes
Grupo Aéreo de Inteligencia, Vigilancia y Reconocimiento Electronico 85
Cuervos
Escuadrón 851 Falcon 20C(EW) Aguilas

Escuadrón de Inteligencia de Señales 852 C-26B Guacharos

Escuadrón de Vuelo No Tripulado 83 UAV Arpía
UAV Venezolano
Cari Cari
Servicio de Mantenimiento de la Aviación (SERMAVIA)
Maintenance and upgrades of all mayor types
BAEL is used as acronym for Base Aérea El Libertador.
Escuadrónes 67, 107, 117 and 167 are the respective maintenance units and have no aircraft. The haven been replaced by Su-30MK2Vs and Grupo 11 has relocated to BA Manuel Rios, Guarica state.

Two Enstrom F280FX, this 1805 and red coloured 2009, are operated by Esc102 from El Libertador.

Erwin van Dijkman

Porlamar/BATA Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi (SVMG) Margarita; Del Caribe Intl-Gen Santago Sarino

RWY 09/27     POS 10°54'45"N 063°57'60"W     ELEV 74 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Base Aérea Táctica Avanzada Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi
used for forward deployment and detachments
BACACERES is used as acronym for Base Aérea Táctica Avanzada Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi.

Puerto Ayacucho (SVPA) Casique Aramare

RWY 03/21     POS 05°37'12"N 067°36'22"W     ELEV 245 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo Aéreo de Transporte 9
Tucanes
Escuadrón 91 Ce206H
CeT206H
Ce208B
Ce750
Do228-212
Pemones

Escuadrón 92 Ce206H
CeT206H
Ce208B
Ce750
Do228-212
Guajibos

Escuadrón 93 Ce206H
CeT206H
Ce208B
Ce750
Maruhuaca
BAPAEZ is used as acronym for Base Aérea General en Jefe José Antonio Páez.
It is not known which squadron operates which type of aircraft. Detachments are maintained at Puerto Ordaz (BA Teniente Coronel Luis Apolinar Mendez) and Alto Orinoco (BA La Esmeralda).

An assortment of Grupo 9 aircraft responsible for replenishment of Amazone-based units and villages.

Ivan Peña Nesbit

Puerto Ordaz, Bolivar (SVPR) Base Aérea Teniente Coronel Teofilo Méndez

RWY 07/25     POS 08°17'17"N 062°45'35"W     ELEV 460 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Grupo Aéreo de Transporte 9
Tucanes
det. GAT9

Base Aérea Teniente Coronel Teófilo Luis Méndez
Transport and liaison aircraft on detachment from Grupo 9
Grupo Aéreo de Operaciones Especiales 17
Arpías
Escuadrón 171 Mi-17V-5 Waraos
BAMENDEZ is used as acronym for Base Aérea Teniente Coronel Teófilo Luis Méndez.
It is not known which squadron operates which type of aircraft. Detachments are maintained at Puerto Ordaz (BA Teniente Coronel Luis Apolinar Mendez) and Alto Orinoco (BA La Esmeralda).

Santo Domingo (SVSO)

RWY 11/29     POS 07°33'54"N 072°02'06"W     ELEV 1083 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Base Aérea Mayor Buenaventura Vivas Guerrero
detachments
BAVIVAS is used as acronym for Base Aérea Mayor Buenaventura Vivas Guerrero.
At Santo Domingo you will always find some Tucanos and sometimes F-16's. Also Bronco do visit this airfield on a frequent basis

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