Air Services

Colombia

Colombian Air Force / Fuerza Aérea Colombiana (FAC)

The Colombian Air Force / Fuerza Aérea Colombiana (FAC) is the Air Force of the Republic of Colombia and has been used in observation and aerial combat missions since the Colombian-Peruvian war of 1932. The Colombian Air Force is one of 3 branches of the Military Forces of Colombia charged, according to the 1991 Constitution, working to exercise and maintain control of Colombia's airspace and to defend its sovereignty, territorial integrity and constitutional order. As one of the largest American air forces (after the USA, Brazil and Peru) the FAC has an increased role in the fight against narco-terrorism.

ATTACK

IAI Kfir

Kfir COA

FAC 3057 & FAC 3058

FAC 3057, FAC 3048 & FAC 3058
FAC 3057 & FAC 3058
FAC 3058
FAC 3058
FAC 3057
FAC 3057
FAC 3057
FAC 3057

Kfir COD

FAC 3008
FAC 3008
FAC 3008
FAC 3008

Basler BT-67 (AC-47T Fantasma)

FAC 1683
FAC 1683
FAC 1683
FAC 1683

Cessna A-37B Dragonfly

FAC 2183
FAC 2183
FAC 2183
FAC 2183

Embraer A29B (EMB 314B) Super Tucano

FAC 3111
FAC 3111
FAC 3111
FAC 3111

SPECIAL TASK / TRANSPORT

Beechcraft Super King Air 350i

FAC 5077 (Medivac)
FAC 5077 (Medivac)
FAC 5077 (Medivac)
FAC 5077 (Medivac)

Boeing KC-767-200ER MMTT 'Jupiter'

FAC 1202 (Tanker)
FAC 1202 (Tanker)
FAC 1202 (Tanker) with 2 Kfirs above Bogota
FAC 1202 (Tanker) flanked by Kfirs

Boeing 7277-2X3F 'Vulcano'

FAC 1204
FAC 1204

Boeing 737-74V

FAC 0001
FAC 0001

CASA C212-300 'Pelicano'

FAC1256 - departing José María Córdova International Airport (MDE), Rio Negro, Medellín in 2019

CASA C-295M

FAC 1280
FAC 1282
FAC 1284
FAC 1285

Cessna 208B Caravan

FAC 5079 (Medivac)
FAC 5071
FAC 5071
FAC 5064

Cessna Ce525A CitationJet CJ2+

FAC 5766 - José María Córdova International Airport (MDE), Rio Negro, Medellín in 2019

Cessna Ce550 Citation II

FAC 1211 - in the heat haze of José María Córdova International Airport (MDE), Rio Negro, Medellín in 2019

Embraer ERJ135BJ

FAC 1215 - arriving @ José María Córdova International Airport (MDE), Rio Negro, Medellín in 2019

Fokker F28

F28-3000(C) FAC 1041
F28-3000(C) FAC 1041
F28-3000(C) FAC 1041
F28-1000 FAC 0002 @ Bogota Airport in 2019

IAI 201 Arava

FAC 1952 in the distance from Bogota International Airport in 2019

Learjet Lj60A

FAC 1216
FAC 1216
FAC 1216
FAC 1214 seen whilst taxiing at Bogota Airport in 2019

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

C-130B

FAC 1001
FAC 1001

C-130H

FAC 1005
FAC 1005

also

Beechcraft C-90 Kingair, Cessna SR-560 (OT-47B) 'Horus', Embraer C-95A EMB 110 Bandeirante,

Piper PA-31 Navajo, Turbo Commander (Maritime Patrol / Transport)

TRAINERS / GLIDERS

Lancair T-90 Calima

T-90D (Legacy FG)

FAC 2465
FAC 2465

Cessna T-37 Tweet

T-37B

FAC 2128
FAC 2128

Embraer AT-27 EMB 312 Tucano

FAC 2252
FAC 2252

also

Allstar SZD-54-2 Perkoz, Let L-23 Super Blaník, Schweizer SA2-37B Vampiro, Stemme 10VT,

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor, Boeing Stearman PT-17, Cessna T-41D Mescalero

HELICOPTERS

Bell 206 JetRanger

206B-3

FAC 4480
FAC 4480

Bell 212 Rapaz

FAC 4018
FAC 4018

Bell UH-1 Iroquois

UH-1H

FAC 4207
FAC 4207

UH-1H-II Super Huey

FAC 4418
FAC 4420
FAC 4531
FAC 4531

Sikorsky AH-60L Arpía

AH-60L Arpía III

FAC 4134

AH-60L Arpía IV

FAC 4125
FAC 4125 & 4132
FAC 4125 & 4132

Sikorsky MH-60L Ángel

FAC 4138 Ángel III
FAC 4138 Ángel III

Sikorsky UH-60L Halcon

FAC 4105
FAC 4105
FAC 4135
FAC 4121

also

McDonnell Douglas MD 500E Defender, Hughes H369HM


All photographs taken during F-AIR Colombia 2019 (11th to 14th July)

José María Córdova International Airport (MDE), Rio Negro, Medellín


(unless otherwise stated)