Alverca (LPAR)

RWY 04/22, HEL     POS 38°53'00"N 009°01'49"W     ELEV 11 ft

Base Aerea Esquadra Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Deposito Geral de Material de Forca Aerea (DGMFA)


Various
Oficinas Gerais de Material Aeronautico (OGMA)


Various
Beja (LPBJ)

RWY 01L/19R, 01R/19L     POS 38°04'44"N 007°55'57"W     ELEV 636 ft

Base Aerea Esquadra Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Base Aérea 11

Esquadra 101
Esq101
TB-30 Roncos (Roars)


Esquadra 506
Esq506
C-390 Rinocerontes (Rhinos)


Esquadra 552
Esq552
AW119Kx Zangões (Drones)


Esquadra 601
Esq601
P-3C CUP+
Lobos (Wolves)

The TB-30 Epsilons were delivered in 1989 and are still going strong at Beja.

(Sintra, May 2018, Pieter van Polanen)

The Portuguese Air Force has taken over 5 Dutch Navy P3C CUP+ Orions. These can be found at Beja

(Monte Real, February 2012, Ian French)

Lajes (LPLA)

RWY 15/33     POS 38°45'43"N 027°05'27"W     ELEV 180 ft

Base Aerea Esquadra Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Base Aérea 4

Esquadra 502 det.
Esq502
C295M
C295MPA
Elefantes (Elephants)


Esquadra 752
Esq752
EH101 Fénix (Phoenix)
Lisboa (LPPT)

RWY 03/21, 17/35     POS 38°46'27"N 009°08'03"W     ELEV 374 ft

Base Aerea Esquadra Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Aeródromo de Trânsito 1

Esquadra 504
Esq504
Falcon 50
Falcon 900B
Linces (Lynxes)
Permanently detached here from BA6 Montijo.

Although officially based at BA6 Montijo, the Falcons of Esq504 are usually operated from Lisbon IAP.

(Amsterdam-Schiphol, November 2018, Leonard van Teeffelen)

The Portuguese Air Force has two squadrons of F-16 aircraft; Esq201 and Esq301 which are both based at Monte Real.

(Leeuwarden, Oct 2019, Martin Uleman)

Monte Real (LPMR)

RWY 01/19     POS 39°49'47"N 008°53'14"W     ELEV 187 ft

Base Aerea Esquadra Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Base Aérea 5

Esquadra 201
Esq201
F-16AM
F-16BM
Falcões (Falcons)


Esquadra 301
Esq301
F-16AM
F-16BM
Jaguares (Jaguars)

The Portuguese EH-101 is one of the best looking helicopters in Europe.

(Montijo, April 2012, Menso van Westrhenen)

Just like fellow Iberians Spain, Portugal uses the CASA 295 for transport tasks.

(Leeuwarden, October 2019 Martin Uleman)

Montijo (LPMT)

RWY 01/19, 08/26     POS 38°42'14"N 009°02'09"W     ELEV 46 ft

Base Aerea Esquadra Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Base Aérea 6

Esquadra 501
Esq501
C-130H
C-130H-30
Bisontes (Bisons)


Esquadra 502
Esq502
C295M
C295MPA
Elefantes (Elephants)


Esquadra 751
Esq751
EH101 Pumas (Pumas)
Ota (LPOT)

RWY 17/35     POS 39°05'15"N 008°57'46"W     ELEV 140 ft

Base Aerea Esquadra Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Centro de Formaçao Militar e Tecnica da Forca Aérea


Various


Esquadra 991
Esq991
UAVision OGASSA OGS 42N/VN Harpias (Harpies)
Ovar (LPOV)

RWY 18/36, HEL     POS 40°55'13"N 008°38'38"W     ELEV 56 ft

Base Aerea Esquadra Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Base Aérea 8

Esquadra 551
Esq551
UH-60A Panteras


Esquadra 552 det.
Esq552
AW119Kx Zangões (Drones)

The AW119 Koala has arrived in 2019 replacing the ageing Alouette III which served the Portuguese Air Force for years. The new helicopters are based at Beja.

(Beja, March 2019, Fernando Sousa)

Amazingly, some Chipmunks are still active within the FAP.

(Sintra, May 2018, Pieter van Polanen)

Porto Santo (LPPS)

RWY 18/36     POS 33°04'15"N 016°20'59"W     ELEV 338 ft

Base Aerea Esquadra Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Aerodromo Manobra

Esquadra 752
EH101 Fénix (Phoenix)
Sintra (LPST)

RWY 14/32, HEL     POS 38°49'52"N 009°20'22"W     ELEV 440 ft

Base Aerea Esquadra Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Base Aérea 1

Esquadra 802
Esq802
ASK-21
DHC-1-200
Aguias (Eagles)
Museu do Ar


Some flying exhibits

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