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 Escuadrón EF2000
EF2000(T)
C.16
CE.16
14-..
14-..


142 Escuadrón no current aircraft

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 Escuadrón SF-5M AE.9 23-..


233 Escuadrón MQ-9B NR.05 233-..
Gran Canaria (GCLP)
Las Palmas - Gando

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 Escuadrón F/A-18A+ C.15 46-..


802 Escuadrón CN235-100MSA
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 Escuadrón H135
S-76C
HE.26
HE.24
78-..
78-..


782 Escuadrón EC120B
HE.25
78-.., 782-..
Lanzarote (GCRR)
Arrecife

RWY 03/21     POS 28°56'44"N 013°36'19"W     ELEV 47ft

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

233 Escuadrón det MQ-9B NR.05 233-..
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 Escuadrón AS332M1
AS532UL
HT.21A
HT.27
402-..
402-..


803 Escuadrón 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 Escuadrón C295M T.21 35-..
Centro Cartográfico y Fotográfico

403 Escuadrón Ce560
TR.20
403-..


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

803 Escuadrón det CN235-100MSA 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 Escuadrón EF-18M
EF-18BM
C.15
CE.15
12-..
12-..


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

431 Escuadrón CL-215T
CL-415
UD.13(T)
UD.14
43-..
43-..
Grupo 45

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


452 Escuadrón A330-202 T.24, TK.24 452-..
CLAEX/INTA

541 Escuadrón C101EB
C295W (o/o)
various (temporary)
E.25
TX.21
54-..
541.--
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 Escuadrón CN235-100MSA
AS332B/B1
H215M
S-76C
D.4
HD.21/HT.21
HD.21
HE.24
37-..
801-..
801-..
49-..
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 Escuadrón 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 05L/23R, 05R/32L     POS 37°46'30"N 000°48'45"W     ELEV 29 ft

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

791 Escuadrón (Escuela Elemental) PC-21 (o/o)
E.27



TBD



792 Escuadrón PC-21 E.27 792-..


794 Escuadrón (Patrulla Aquila) C101EB E.25
79-.., 794-..

The PC-21 has arrived to San Javier to replace both the C101 Aviojet as well as the T-35 Pilán.

(San Javier, May 2023, Frank Noort)

The C101 Aviojets have almost gone at San Javier, however, the Spanish Air Force demonstration team, Patrulla Aquila is still operating them.

(San Javier, June 2021, Frank Noort)

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

744 Escuadrón CN235-100M T.19B
74-.., 744-..
Sevilla/Morón (LEMO)
Morón de la Frontera

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 Escuadrón EF2000 C.16
11-..



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

221 Escuadrón C295W (o/o)
The P-3M Orions of 221 Esc retired during a stand-down ceremony on 16 December 2022. Their duties will be taken over by the CASA 295W in the near future.

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 were upgraded, the remaining aircraft being used as spares source. On 16 December 2022 the type was withdrawn from use and will be replaced by C295MPA in the future.

(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 Escuadrón Beech F33C E.24A
42-../422-..


SAR Pool CN235-100MSA D.4 37-..


371 Esuadrón. C212-100 T.12B (ex 72-..)
to be recoded?
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 Escuadrón EF-18M C.15
15-..


152 Escuadrón EF-18M C.15
15-..


153 Escuadrón EF-18BM CE.15 15-..
Ala 31

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


312 Escuadrón 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 A400M has replaced the Hercules and flies with two squadrons at Zaragoza

(Manching, April 2019, Dietmar Fenners)

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