Philippine Air Force

Organization & Aircraft Inventory

5th Fighter Group (Basa Air Base, Pampanga)

This unit is responsible for the primary air defense of the Republic. The aircraft listed below are among the most modern in the entire fleet.

Currently the PAF has two squadrons.

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FA-50PH Fighting Eagle (Bulldogs Squadron)
AS-211
Aermacchi S-211 (Blackjacks Squadron)

15th Strike Wing (Danilo Atienza Air Base, Cavite)

This unit is responsible for air support for ground forces during combat operations. The aircraft listed here are air-to-surface weaponry.

Their fleet include several squadrons:

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OV-10 Bronco – Eagles Squadron (Photo taken from MaxDefense Philippines Blogspot)
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Aermacchi SF-260TP – Jaguars Squadron
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McDonnel Douglas 520MG Defender – Falcons & Firebirds Squadrons

205th Tactical Helicopter Wing (Benito Ebuen Air Base, Mactan, Cebu)

This unit is responsible for conducting tactical air operations all over the country. This could either mean transporting infantry soldiers, providing air support to ground troops or conducting light attack operations on enemy targets.

UH-1H
Bell UH-1H Huey
UH-1J
Dornier-Bell UH-1D
Sokol
PZL W-3 Sokol

220th Airlift Wing (Benito Ebuen Airbase, Mactan, Cebu)

This unit is primarily responsible for heavy and medium transport operations.

C-130
Airbus C-130H
C-295
Airbus C-295
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NC-212i
N22
GAF N-22B Nomad

505th Search and Rescue Group (Villamor Air Base)

This unit is responsible for search and rescue operations.

S-76 SR
Sikorsky S-76
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Bell 205
Sokol SR
Sokol W-3A Search & Rescue modifications
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UH-1H Huey Search & Rescue modification

251st Presidential Airlift Squadron (Villamor Air Base)

These are fixed-wing aircraft used for Presidential service and for transport of VIPs.

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Fokker F-27 Friendship (Photo by Angelo Bufalino from http://www.airplane-pictures.net)
F28
Foker F-28 Fellowship

252nd Presidential Airlift Squadron (Villamor Air Base)

These are used for Presidential/VIP transport.

S-76
Sikorksy S-70A5-1 Blackhawk
Bell 412EP-HP
Bell 412EP/HP

Air Education and Training Command (Basilio Fernando Air Base, Lipa, Batangas)

This unit is intended for pilot training.

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Cessna T-41 Mascalero
SF-260
SF.260MP

900th Weather Support Group

This unit is used for weather modification/”rainmaker”.

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Cessna 210 Centurion (Plane in photo is from the German Air Force)
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