A number of Boeing 737s is used by the air force for transportation of personnel.

Enrique Giese

The C-27 is the medium transport of the FAM, together with the C295.

Enrique Giese

Chihuahua/Gen. Roberto Fierro Villalobos, Chih (MMCU) BAM #13

RWY 04/22, 18L/36R, 18R/36L     POS 28°42'10"N 105°57'52"W     ELEV 4462 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
5/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 110 Ce182S
Comitán, Chis (MMCO) BAM #17 Copalar

RWY 09/27     POS 16°10'36"N 092°03'02"W     ELEV 5161 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
1/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 113 UH-60L
Cozumel, QR (MMCZ) BAM #4 General Eduardo Aldasoro Suárez

RWY 05/23, 11/29     POS 20°31'21"N 086°55'32"W     ELEV 16 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
2/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 201 T-6C+

After the United States, the FAM is the world's largest user of the T-6 Texan II. The aircraft are mainly used for light attack and interception duties.

Enrique Giese

The FAM still uses the Cessna 182 for observation duties.

Carlos Rubio Herrera

Culiacán, Sin (MMCL) BAM #10

RWY 02/20     POS 24°45'52"N 107°28'29"W     ELEV 108ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
5/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 107 UH-60M
Ensenada, BCN (MMES) BAM #3 El Ciprés - General Alberto L. Salinas Carranza

RWY 11/29     POS 31°47'43"N 116°36'10"W     ELEV 66ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
2/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 203 T-6C+

Mexico has been flying different variants of the Hercules for many years, like the L-100-30 seen here.

Wim Sonneveld

In recent years, the Mexican air force renewed its medium lift capacity. This C295M is one of the types added to its large fleet.

Wim Sonneveld

Guerrero Negro, BCS (MMGR) EAM #2

RWY 12/30     POS 28°01'31"N 114°01'24"W     ELEV 10 ft

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detachments
Guerrero Negro is in use as a forward operating base and frequently houses detachments.
Hermosillo/Gen. Ignacio Pesqueira García Intl, Son (MMHO) BAM #18

RWY 05/23, 11/29     POS 29°05'45"N 111°02'52"W     ELEV 627 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
2/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 204 T-6C+

The Beech 350 is in use in a variety of roles with the FAM, like ISR as shown here.

Raymond van Dijkhuizen

The FAM operates two EMBRAER 145MP versions, which are normally found at Hermosillo and Merida.

Wim Sonneveld

Irapuato, Gto. (--) EAM #6

RWY 03/21, HEL     POS 20°40'26"N 101°18'43"W     ELEV 5681 ft

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detachments
Irapuato is in use as a forward operating base and frequently houses detachments.
Ixtepec, Oax (MMIT) BAM #2 General Antonio Cardenas Rodriquez

RWY 17/35     POS 16°26'58"N 095°05'37"W     ELEV 269 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
2/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 402 T-6C+

The only dedicated air defence fighter is the F-5E Tiger II, a handful operated with EA.401 from Santa Lucia, although they are often detached to other bases.

Fred Hovestad

Mexico used to be the world's largest Pilatus PC-7 operator, although it has now been relegated to advanced training roles only.

Enrique Giese

La Paz/Gen. Manuel Marquez de Leon Intl, BCS (MMLP) BAM #9 / BAN General Gustavo S. Salinas Camiña

RWY 18/36     POS 24°04'22"N 110°21'45"W     ELEV 89 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
5/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 106 Ce182S
Loma Bonita, Oax. (MMLB) EAM #8 (El Mendozal)

RWY 18/36     POS 18°01'21"N 095°51'14"W     ELEV 207 ft

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detachments
Loma Bonita is in use as a forward operating base and frequently houses detachments.
Mexico City/Licenciado Benito Juarez Intl, DF (MMMX) BAM #19 / BAN Colonia Federal

RWY 05L/23R, 05R/23L     POS 19°26'11"N 099°04'20"W     ELEV 7341 ft

Unidad -- Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Unidad Especial de Transporte Aéreo

B737-33A
Beech 350
G550
CL-605
EC725
UH-60M
6/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 304 AW109SP


Escuadrón Aéreo 501 G450
G550
EA.304 has detachments at Palenque, Tulum and Chetumal.

VIP transport used to be the main task of the Leonardo AW109SP, but they are now used for security missions along the Maya Train Route.

Paul Kanagie

From the "Russian era", the FAM still uses the Mi-17 helicopter, in addition to modern French and US built helicopters. The Mi-2, Mi-8 and Mi-26 have long been withdrawn.

Raymond van Dijkhuizen

Monterrey/Intl - Aeropuerto del Norte, NL (MMAN) BAM #14

RWY 11/29, 02/20     POS 25°51'56"N 100°14'14"W     ELEV 1476 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
5/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 108 UH-60M
Thanks to David Hernández for providing most of the patches on this page.
Mérida/Lic. Manuel Crecencio Rejon Intl, Yuc (MMMD) BAM #8 General Roberto Fierro Villalobos

RWY 10/28, 17/35     POS 20°56'13"N 089°39'28"W     ELEV 34 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
5/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 109 Ce182S
8/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 701 Ce501 (ISR)
EMB145MP
EMB145SA
EA.701 has detachments at Hermosillo and Ixtepec.

The MD530 is in use since 1992, they are operated in various roles.

Enrique Giese

T-6C+ Texan IIs have been delivered in large numbers.

Enrique Giese

Oaxaca/Xoxocotlán, Oax (MMOX) BAM #15

RWY 01/19     POS 16°59'60"N 096°43'36"W     ELEV 4989 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
4/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 103 Bell 206B-3
Bell 206L-4
Pie de la Cuesta, Gro (MMPD) BAM #7 Gustavo Leon González

RWY 10/28     POS 16°54'37"N 099°59'19"W     ELEV 20ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
4/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 102 Bell 206B-3
Bell 206L-4
Puerto Vallarta, Jal. (MMPR) EAM #5

RWY 04/22     POS 20°40'48"N 105°15'15"W     ELEV 23 ft

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detachments
Puerto Vallarta is in use as a forward operating base and frequently houses detachments.

Puma-derivatives were and are still used in a variety of roles in Mexico. Recent deliveries include the EC725 and H225M.

Frank van de Waardenburg.

Plan Merida included delivery of helicopters to enhance the mobility of Mexican security forces, like this Bell 412EP.

Reinold Kalsbeek

Santa Gertrudis, Chih (--) BAM #11 Teniente Coronel Juan Pablo Aldasoro Suárez

RWY 06/24     POS 27°47'03"N 105°42'08"W     ELEV 4595 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
2/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 205 T-6C+
Santa Lucía, Méx (MMSM) BAM #1 General Alfredo Lezama Álvarez
Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
1/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 101 EC725



Escuadrón Aéreo 112 MD530F
MD530MG


Escuadrón Aéreo 401 F-5E/F
3/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 301 C295M
C295M-W


Escuadrón Aéreo 302 C-27J
C-130K-30



Escuadrón Aéreo 303 Mi-17


Escuadrón Aéreo 502 B737-200
4/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 104 Bell 412EP
8/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 702 Beech 350ER (ISR)
Tampico/Gen. Francisco Javier Mina Intl, Tamps (MMTM) EAM #4 / BAN

RWY 09/27, 13/31. 18/36     POS 22°17'47"N 097°51'57"W     ELEV 80 ft

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detachments
Tampico is in use as a forward operating base and frequently houses detachments.
Terán, Chis (MMTB) BAM #6 General Angel H. Corzo Molina

RWY 17/35     POS 16°44'24"N 093°10'94"W     ELEV 1909 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
2/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 202 T-6C+
Tijuana/Gen. Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl, BCN (MMTJ) BAM #12 Tijuana

RWY 09/27     POS 32°32'28"N 116°58'13"W     ELEV 489 ft

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detachments
Tijuana is in use as a forward operating base and frequently houses detachments.
Tlaxcala, Tlax (MMTA) BAM #19 Atlangatepec

RWY 01/19     POS 19°32'17"N 098°10'25"W     ELEV 8229 ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
7/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadron Aéreo 601 Hermes 450
S45 Baalam


Escuadrón Aéreo 602 Hermes 900
The Hermes 900 UAVs were taken over from the federal police.
Torreon, Coah. (MMTC) EAM #3 (Francisco Sarabia Tinoco)

RWY 08/26, 12/30     POS 25°34'06"N 103°24'38"W     ELEV 3688 ft

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detachments
Torreon is in use as a forward operating base and frequently houses detachments.

Cessna 182s have been used in various roles with the FAM, the latest of which is basic training with the Colegio del Aire.

FAM

New kid on the block is the powerful Grob 120TP, which has taken over basic training duties from the F260EU en F33C Bonanza.

Enrique Giese

Zapopan, Jal (MMZP) BAM #5 Capitán Emilio Carranza Rodríguez

RWY 08R/26L, 08L/26R     POS 20°45'21"N 103°27'55"W     ELEV 5333ft

Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
4/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 111 Bell 407GX
5/o.Grupo Aéreo

Escuadrón Aéreo 105 Ce182S
PC-6B2H4
Escuela Militar de Aviacion

Escuadrón Preparatorio Ce182S


Escuadrón Primario G120TP-A


Escuadrón Avanzado PC-7
EA.111 maintains poppy erradication detachments at Choix (Sin), Chilpancingo (Gro), Coalcoman (Mich), El Caracol (Gro), Guadelupe Y Calvo (Chih), Oaxaca (Oax), San Jose del Llano (Sin) and Uruapan (Mich).
Technically, the Boeing PT-13/17 Kaydet aircraft are no longer part of the training syllabus at the Colegio del Aire, although these venerable trainers are still occasionally flown. Escuadrilla Acrobática del Colegio del Aire is part of the Esc Avanzada and flies six PC-7s.

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