spain Escuadron 803

Ejercito del Aire

803 squadron
Spanish Air Force

1954 to present    

  • 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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    1971/    Cuatro VientosLECU


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    1981/    AS332 Super Puma
    1954/70S-55 H-19

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    List of Aircraft for 803
    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    1952 sa319b HD.16-1 : EdA 803-01. ex Z.16-1. ex EC-STE. preserved museum cuatro vientos
    Spanish Army Aviation Z.16-1 : ex EC-STE. to air force as HD.16-1
    2241 sa319b HD.16-6 : 803Esc w/o 23nov82
    Spanish Army Aviation HA.16-6 : ET-353
    2345 as332b HD.21-11 : EdA; 2005 AS332B1 type as 803Esc 803-11, Ala48
    : Sep16 still as 803-11
    2354 as332b HD.21-12 : EdA; 2006 803Esc 803-12
    2054 as332b HD.21-2 : EdA 803-2; 25jul10 pictured (top) during the V Festival Aereo de Gijon (V +
    : Sep14 asg 803 Esc participant in the International SAR meet 2014, Nether+
    : Sep16 still as 803-2
    2031 as332b HD.21-3 : EdA 803Esc 803-3; Sept03 participated in exercise Volcanex 2003 Belgium Ar+
    : Sep16 still as 803-3
    2055 as332b HD.21-6 : w/o 25sep07 803Esc in Badghis, Afghanistan
    2066 as332b HD.21-9 : 2003 803 Esc 803-9; Sep16 still
    2068 as332b HT.21-01 : 05/08Oct15 as /803-13 at TLP 2015-3 in Albacete
    : 27dec17 AS332B1 type, asg 803Esc, pictured at Base Aerea San Javier
    2081 as332b HT.21-02 : 05/08Oct15 as 803-14 at TLP 2015-3 in Albacete
    1245 sa330c Z.19-2 : EdA, test serial EC-STI; w/o 09jun75 803Esc at Zaragoza. 5 fatalities
    wa420 srs2 1962 ZD.1B-19 : Ejercito del Aire as Z-1, reser Z.1B-19; conv srs.3 c/n wa557; 2000 pres+


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