Air Services

Colombia

National Police of Colombia / Policía Nacional de Colombia


Formed in 1983, the Servicio Aéreo de Policia (SAPOL) is the Aviation Force of the National Police of Colombia and operates under the command of the Counter-narcotics Directorate / Direcciòn Anti-Narcòticos (DIRAN). SAPOL is the largest police aviation force in South America, with support from the US Department of State who run the Aerial Eradication Program (EAP) under the Plan Colombia. Operating from 3 main bases and 5 secondary detachments, Coca and poppy fields are sprayed by Air Tractor AT-802s, with Colombian operated helicopters providing necessary SAR and gunship support during eradication missions.

FIXED WING

Air Tractor AT-802

PNC-4018

Beechcraft 1900

Beech B1900C

PNC-0238 - just about seen whilst landing @ Bogota Airport in 2019

Beech B1900D

Above: PNC-0250 arriving José María International Airport (MDE) 2019 Below: PNC-0251 Open static F-AIR Colombia 2019

de Havilland Canada DHC-8-311 Dash 8

Above: PNC-0259 departing José María International Airport (MDE) 2019 Below: PNC-0248 Open static F-AIR Colombia 2019

Beechcraft B300 / King Air 350

also Beechcraft Model 300 and B200 Super King Air

PNC-0204

Fairchild C-26B Metro 23

PNC-0227

Basler BT-67

Retrofit turbo conversion of a Douglas DC-3 airframe

PNC-0213 from the terminal window of José María International Airport (MDE) 2019

also

ATR 42, Beechcraft C99, Cessna 150, Cessna 152, Cessna 172, Cessna TU206G Stationair,

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter, Piper PA-31 Navajo

ROTARY

Bell 212

PNC-0482 @ Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) Medellín 2019
PNC-0486 over Bogota in 2019

Bell 407

PNC-0927 @ Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) Medellín 2019
PNC-0929

Bell 412EP

PNC-0801 over Bogota in 2019

Bell UH-1H Iroquois

PNC-0150 (instructional frame / travelling exhibit)

Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk

PNC-0606

also

MD Helicopters / Hughes H369D, Bell 206B Ranger, Bell 206L Longranger


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

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


(unless otherwise stated)