Aviation Articles

Below are the latest aviation articles posted, in date order.
Comando Aéreo de Combate 4 at Melgar, Colombia

Comando Aéreo de Combate 4 at Melgar, Colombia

Author & photographer: Ian French The Escuela de Helicópteros para las Fuerza Armadas (Helicopter School of the Armed Forces) de la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana is located at Melgar – Tolima in central Colombia and is today the largest and most rigorous helicopter...

Comando Aéreo de Mantenimiento at Madrid, Colombia

Comando Aéreo de Mantenimiento at Madrid, Colombia

Author & photographer:  Ian French The Fuerza Aérea Colombiana has its central maintenance depot located at the Major Justino Mariño Cuesto air base at Madrid in central Colombia.  The Air Force is structured into various commands and the facilities at Madrid form...

Comando Aéreo de Combate 7 at Cali, Colombia

Comando Aéreo de Combate 7 at Cali, Colombia

This article is dedicated to Captain Pedro Andres Rojas Forero, our guide for the visit, who very sadly died in a gliding accident a week later. Author & Photographer:  Ian French The Escuela Militar de Aviación Marco Fidel Suárez (EMAVI ) of the Fuerza Aérea...

Aviación del Ejército de Colombia

Aviación del Ejército de Colombia

Author & photographer: Ian French The Aviación del Ejército de Colombia is currently organised in two operational Brigades, numbered 25 and 33.  The entire fleet of consists of 135 aircraft: 47 Sikorsky UH-60L, 7 Sikorsky 70i, 20 Mil Mi 17, 14 Bell UH-1N, 23 Bell...

Policía Nacional de Colombia Revisited

Policía Nacional de Colombia Revisited

Author & photographer:  Ian French The Aérea de Aviacion (ARAVI) of the Policía Nacional de Colombia’s, headquartered at Bogotà – El Dorado, is primarily a counternarcotics force and its parent organisation is the Dirección de Antinarcóticos (DIRAN) which is the...

CAL FIRE

CAL FIRE

Author & Photographer: Ian French