Albacete/Los Llanos (LEAB)

RWY 09/27     POS 38°56'55"N 001°51'49"W     ELEV 2303 ft

Ala/Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
Ala 14

141 Esc. EF2000
EF2000(T)
C.16
CE.16
14-..
14-..


142 Esc. EF2000
EF2000(T)
C.16
CE.16
14-..
14-..
 

The Spanish Air Force has ordered 73 Typhoons, of which the first ones were delivered at Ala 11 at Morón. They are also based at Ala 14 at Albacete and plans exist to order Tranche 3+ and Tranche 4 Eurofighters to replace its F-18 Hornets

(Leeuwarden, April 2014, Richard Baas)

The SF-5Ms are old, but still in service to train pilots at Badajoz-Talavera la Real

(Talavera la Real, February 2019, Jochem Manders)

Badajoz/Talavera la Real (LEBZ)

RWY 13/31     POS 38°53'25"N 006°49'17"W     ELEV 607 ft

Ala/Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
Ala 23

231 Esc. SF-5M AE.9 23-..


233 Esc. MQ-9B NR.05 233-..
 
Gran Canaria (GCLP)

RWY 03L/21R, 03R/21L     POS 27°55'49"N 015°23'05"W     ELEV 77 ft

Ala/Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
Ala 46

462 Esc. F/A-18A+ C.15 46-..


802 Esc. CN235MPA-100
H215M

D.4
HD.21
37-..
802-..
 

Great photo opportunities at Gando airbase on Gran Canaria.

(Gando, February 2010 Angel Oses)

Sikorsky S-76C operates out of Ala78 at Granada

(Torrejon, October 2014, Peter Heeneman)

Granada/Armilla (LEGA)

RWY 18/36     POS 37°07'58"N 003°38'26"W     ELEV 2297 ft

Ala/Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
Ala 78

781 Esc. S-76C HE.24 78-..


782 Esc. EC120B
EC120B
HE.25
HE.25
78-..
782-..
 
Madrid/Cuatro Vientos (LEVS)

RWY 10R/28L, 10L/28R     POS 40°22'14"N 003°47'07"W     ELEV 3322 ft

Ala/Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
Ala 48

402 Esc. AS332M1
AS532UL
HT.21A
HT.27
402-..
402-..


803 Esc. NH90-TTH HD.29

803-..


The CN235MPA-100 aircraft of 803 Esc are based at Getafe.
 

Based at Getafe but photographed during landing Schiphol

(Schiphol, January 2021, Robert Eikelenboom)

Cuatro Vientos-based Puma visiting Torrejón.

(Torrejón de Ardoz, Erik Sleutelberg, 18dec08)

Madrid/Getafe (LEGT)

RWY 05/23     POS 40°17'39"N 003°43'26"W     ELEV 2029 ft

Ala/Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
Ala 35

353 Esc. C295M T.21 35-..
Centro Cartográfico y Fotográfico

403 Esc. CN235M-10
Ce560
T.19A
TR.20
403-..
403-..


409 Esc. Beech C90 E.22 409-..
Ala 48

803 Esc. det CN235MPA-100
D.4
37-..
The fixed wing aircraft of 803 Esc are detached here from Cuatro Vientos.
 

In the off season CL-415s practise water scoopng at dropping at lakes around Madrid. This one was showing of its capabilities at Embalse Del Atazar in October 2021.

(Embalse Del Atazar, October 2021,Frank Noort)

Falcon T18-5 about to land at its homebase Torrejón de Ardoz, near Madrid

(Torrejon de Ardoz, October 2021, Frank Noort)

Madrid/Torrejón (LETO)

RWY 05/23     POS 40°29'48"N 003°26'45"W     ELEV 2026 ft

Ala/Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
Ala 12

121 Esc. EF-18M
EF-18BM
C.15
CE.15
12-..
12-..


122 Esc. EF-18M
EF-18BM
C.15
CE.15
12-..
12-..
Grupo 43

431 Esc. CL-215T
CL-415
UD.13(T)
UD.14
43-..
43-..


432 Esc. CL-215T
CL-415
UD.13(T)
UD.14
43-..
43-..
Grupo 45

451 Esc. Falcon 900B
A310-304
T.18
T.22
45-..
45-.., 451-..


452 Esc. A330-202 T.24 452-..
Grupo Mixto 47

472 Esc. Falcon 20D TM.11 47-..
Grupo 54/CLAEX

541 Esc. C101EB
various (temporary)
E.25 54-..
Grupo 43, together with the FAMET unit BHELEME II, form AGRUMEDA, which in turn is the flying component of the multi-service Unidad Militar de Emergencias (UME).
 

Coming in at home base Torrejón.

(Torrejon, December 2008, Erik Sleutelberg)

In november 2021, the Spanish Air Force received the first out of three Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The assets will be operated by the “45 Grupo de Fuerzas Aéreas” stationed in Torrejón airbase near Madrid.

(Torrejón de Ardoz, January 2022, Diego Ruiz de Vargas)

Mallorca/Son San Juan (LESJ)

RWY 06L/24R, 06R/24L     POS 39°33'06"N 002°44'20"E     ELEV 27 ft

Ala/Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
Ala 49

801 Esc. CN235MPA-100
AS332B/B1
H215M
D.4
HD.21
HD.21
37-..

801-..
 
Murcia/Alcantarilla (LERI)

RWY 07/25     POS 37°57'04"N 001°13'49"W     ELEV 244 ft

Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge


721 Esc. C212-100
T.12B
72-..
 

The Casa 212 flying shoebox used to be everywhere but are getting more and more replaced by the CN235 and C295. A few examples can be found at Alcantarilla and Valladolid

(Albacete, October 2015)

Esc 744 operates the CN235 out of Salamanca-Matacán

(Salamanca-Matacán, October 2021, Frank Noort)

Murcia/San Javier (LELC)

RWY 05/23, 14/32     POS 37°46'30"N 000°48'45"W     ELEV 11 ft

Ala/Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
AGA

791 Esc. (Escuela Elemental) T-35C
T-35C
E.26
E.26

79-..
791-..


792 Esc. (Escuela Elemental) PC-21 E.27 792-..


793 Esc. (Escuela Basica) no current aircraft


794 Esc. (Patrulla Aquila) C101EB
C101EB
E.25
E.25
79-..
794-..
 

The Pillán is is a Chilean propeller-driven basic trainer aircraft, based on the Piper PA28R. It already in service at the Spanish Air Force since the eighties

(San Javier, October 2021, Frank Noort)

The C101 Aviajets are about to end their service years and to be replaced by the Pilatus PC-21 which are being delivered to Murcia San Javier.

(San Javier, October 2021, Jeroen Jonkers)

Salamanca/Matacán (LESA)

RWY 03/21, 07/25     POS 40°57'08"N 005°30'07"W     ELEV 2595 ft

Ala/Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
Grupo de Escuelas de Matacán

741 Esc. no current aircraft


744 Esc. CN235M-100
CN235M-100
T.19B
T.19B
74-..
744-..
 
Sevilla/Morón (LEMO)

RWY 02/20     POS 37°10'30"N 005°36'57"W     ELEV 287 ft

Ala/Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
Ala 11

111 Esc. EF2000
EF2000(T)
C.16
CE.16
11-..
11-..


112 Esc. EF2000
EF2000(T)
C.16
CE.16
11-..
11-..


113 Esc. EF2000
EF2000(T)
C.16
CE.16
11-..
11-..
Grupo 22

221 Esc. P-3M
P.3M 22-..
 

All the way from Moron participating in an exercise at Gando.

(Gando February 2010 Angel Oses)

The Spanish AF bought five P-3B from Norway in 1989 and it was planned to upgrade all five to M standard, however, due to budgetary constraints only four are to be upgraded, the remaining aircraft being used as spares source.

(Morón, February 2019, Jochem Manders)

Valladolid/Villanubla (LEVD)

RWY 05/23, 15/33     POS 41°42'22"N 004°51'07"W     ELEV 2787 ft

Ala/Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
Ala 37

422 Esc. Beech F33C
E.24A
42-..


SAR Pool CN235MPA-100 D.4 37-..


371 Esc. C212-100 T.12B (ex 72-..)
Ala 37 maintains the fleet of CN235-100MPA (D.4) for 801, 802 and 803 Esc. The aircraft operate in a pool and are dispatched from here to the respective SAR units.
 
Zaragoza (LEZG)

RWY 12L/30R, 12R/30L     POS 41°39'58"N 001°02'30"W     ELEV 863 ft

Ala/Grupo Escuadrón Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
Ala 15

151 Esc. EF-18M
EF-18BM
C.15
CE.15
15-..
15-..


152 Esc. EF-18M
EF-18BM
C.15
CE.15
15-..
15-..


153 Esc. EF-18M
EF-18BM
C.15
CE.15
15-..
15-..
Ala 31

311 Esc. A400M
T.23
TK.23
31-..
31-..


312 Esc. A400M T.23
TK.23
31-..
31-..
 

Ala 15 at Zaragoza is one of the three Spanish wings operating the Hornet. This example was shot at Gando, Cran Canaria.

(Gando, February 2010, Angel Oses)

The A-400 has replaced the Hercules and flies with two squadrons at Zaragoza

(Manching, April 2019, Dietmar Fenners)

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