Ciudad Real/Almagro (LEAO)

RWY HEL     POS 38°57'08"N 003°44'29"W     ELEV 2043 ft

Batallon Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
BHELA I Tiger HAD
HA.28
ET-7..

The 18 Tigers have now been upgraded to Tiger HAD standard and are based at Ciudad Real.

(Torrejón de Ardoz, October 2014, Peter Heeneman)

Both the Air Force and the Army have a squadron of NH90-TTH Helicopters. The ones of the Army are based at Logroño and look spectacular with this colour scheme.

(Logroño, November 2019, Martijn Venix)

Logroño (LELO)

RWY 10/28, HEL     POS 42°27'11"N 002°19'36"W     ELEV 1145 ft

Batallon Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
BHELMA III NH90-TTH HT.29 ET-8..

The EC135s of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) were initially coded UME-101/104. During 2009 they received FAMET codes ET-195/198.

(Colmenar Viejo, June 2009, Francisco Javier Chao Urzainqui)

AS332 Super Pumas are still operated by several FAMET units and can be seen at different bases.

(Colmenar Viejo, May 2007, Anno Gravemaker)

Madrid/Colmenar Viejo (LECV)

RWY 04/22     POS 40°41'48"N 003°45'49"W     ELEV 3260 ft

Batallon Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
BHELTRA V CH-47D
CH-47F
HT.17
HT.17-..A
ET-4..
ET-4..
BTRANS AS332B1
HU.21
ET-5..
CEFAMET EC135T2/T2+ HE.26 ET-1..
PCMHEL maintenance unit
BHELEME II det EC135P2+ HU.26 ET-1..
BHELEME II is detached here from Betera.

The CH-47D’s of BHELTRA V at Colmenar Viejo will gradually be replaced by the CH-47F.

(Colmenar Viejo, May 2022, Peter van Oostrum)

Colmenar Viejo is located about 40 kilometers north of Madrid. From the hills excellent pictures can be made of based aircraft with the backdrop of the city. Here EC135T2+ HE.26-23/ET-186 of the CEFAMET returning late from its mission.

(Colmenar Viejo, August 2021, Frank Noort)

Melilla (GEML)

RWY 15/33     POS 35°16'55"N 002°57'16"W     ELEV 155 ft

Batallon Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
permanent detachment various
Sevilla/El Copero (LEEC)

RWY 03/21     POS 37°18'47"N 005°59'56"W     ELEV 15 ft

Batallon Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
BHELMA IV AS332B1
AS332B1
AS532UL
HT.21
HU.21
HT.27
ET-5..
ET-5..
ET-6..
Tenerife Norte (GCXO)

RWY 12/30     POS 28°28'58"N 016°20'30"W     ELEV 2077 ft

Batallon Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
BHELMA VI AB212
AS332B1
HU.18
HU.21
ET-2..
ET-5..

The Spanish Army still uses six AB212s, operated at BHELMA VI on the island of Tenerife.

(Colmenar Viejo, October 2014, Stephan van den Krommenacker)

The Cougars of BHELEME II are tasked for rescue operations and protection against forest fires. The dayglow paint really makes them stand out.

(Proximity of Valencia, August 2016, Anno Gravemaker)

Valencia/Bétera (LEBT)

RWY 09/27H     POS     ELEV 417 ft

Batallon Aircraft Type(s) Spanish Designation Tail Code Badge
BHELEME II EC135P2+
AS532AL
AS532UL
HU.26
HU.27
HT.27
ET-1..
ET-6..
ET-6..
BHELEME II and the air force unit Grupo 43 constitute AGRUMEDA, the flying component of the multi-service Unidad Militar de Emergencias (UME). The EC135s operate from Colmenar Viejo.

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