usa Rafael Hernández Airport

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico


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1936 to present

18° 29' 42.00'' N - 67° 7' 45.85'' W
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Elevation: 237 feet

History of this Location

This was the location of the former USAF Ramey Air Force Base. It was once a SAC base then MAC. The Air USAF departed in early 1974, leaving most of the property to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The US Coast Guard has operated an Air Station here since 1971. Commissioned USCG Air Station Puerto Rico in 1971 after moving from the old Naval Air Station in San Juan, both HH-52 and (FW)HU-16a aircraft were assigned until the HH-3F was activated there. I was stationed here from July 1972 to June 1974. The Air Station was renamed (around 1975?) USCG Air Station Borinquen. HH-3F assigned were the 1489, 1490 and 1491.

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List of units at Rafael Hernandez

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1971/    Coast Guard Air Station BorinquenHH-65 Dolphin 1985/   
HH-3F Pelican 1973/85
HH-52A Sea Guard 1971/73

List of aircraft and events at Rafael Hernandez

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1974 US Coast GuardHH-3F Pelican1489
1974 US Coast GuardHH-3F Pelican1490
1974 US Coast GuardHH-3F Pelican1491
2003-mar-03 UH-60A Black Hawk80-23465
2003-apr-23 HH-60J Jayhawk6003 / 163803
2003-may-03 HH-65 Dolphin6565
2003-may-23 407N311DJ
2003-sep-20 HH-65 Dolphin6565
2006-may-08 HH-65 Dolphin6506
2007-apr-01 AS332C Super PumaN5800Z
2007-apr-20 HH-65 Dolphin6556
2007-apr-28 AS350B2 EcureuilN5854Z
2007-apr-28 AS350B2 EcureuilN5855Z
2007-aug-28 HH-65 Dolphin6521
2008-oct-01 MH-60S Seahawk166299
2009-mar-13 MH-60K Black Hawk91-26379
2009-mar-13 S-92AN465VL
2009-apr-25 HH-65 Dolphin6524
2010-apr-06 HH-65 Dolphin6582
2011-jan-01 HH-65 Dolphin6575
2011-mar-24 HH-65 Dolphin6579
2011-dec-02 HH-65 Dolphin6566
2011-dec-03 HH-65 Dolphin6582
2012-mar-09 HH-65 Dolphin6579
2013-nov-25 EC145M-LUNA
2014 US Coast GuardHH-65 Dolphin6572

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