spain Escuadron 803

Ejercito del Aire


803 squadron
Spanish Air Force

1954 to present    






Helicopters

  • Escuadron 803 Ejercito del Aire
  • helisaf afghanistan isafSuper Puma Ala 48 HELISAF Detachment ISAF mission, Afghanistan

Part of Ala 48 (48 Wing). Unit history:
  • 1954 as 53 Escuadrilla de Salvamento
  • 1957 as 57 Escuadrilla de Salvamento
  • 1963 as 57 Escuadron de Salvamento
  • 1965 as 803 escuadron de Salvamento
  • 1967 as Escuadron 803
  • By the year 2000, Escuadron 803 area of responsibility for Search & Rescue covers the Madrid Flight Information Region (FIR), which is coordinated from the Madrid Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) for the central and western part of Spain.
    Between 2005 and 2013, the Ala 48 ( 48 Wing ) deployed 3 HD.21 (AS332 Super Puma) helicopters to Afghanistan as HELISAF detachment part of NATO ISAF mission. Based at Herat they flew 6000 hours performing more than 1200 CasEvac and MedEvac sorties.

    From January 1st, 2015 mission changed to Resolute Support with Spanish Air Force still operating the Herat airbase and military hospital.


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    Locations


    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    2005/13AF HeratOAHR
    1971/    Cuatro VientosLECU
    1954/71GetafeLEGT


    Models

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    YearsModels
    1981/    AS332 Super Puma
    1966/91AB205
    1954/70S-55 H-19



    Operations


    DatesOperation
    23-may-1806-jun-18NL APROC 2018
    22-sep-1425-sep-14NL SAR meet 2014
    20-dec-01AF ISAF


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