The Esquadrilha da Fumaça (Smoke Squadron) is the popular name of Esquadrão de Demonstração Aérea (Air Demonstration Squadron EDA) is a group of pilots and mechanics of the Brazilian Air Force making aerobatic demonstrations by the Brazil and the world.
Its purpose according to EDA is to bring civil and military aeronautic means, to contribute to greater integration between the Air Force and other Armed Forces and mark the presence of FAB in events in Brazil and abroad.
The Smoke Squadron made his first appearance in May 14 of 1952 using North American T-6 Texan training aircraft, model airplane that was used until 1977. For a brief period, 1968 to 1972, there were been used jets CM-Aeropastiale 170-2 Fouga Magister, designated T-24 in the FAB. Which proved inadequate to Brazilian conditions.
Participates in the events aeronautical Dayton, in the U.S., perhaps the most important in the category.
The pilots of the squadron remain four years in operation and are then transferred to another unit.
Its current headquarters is in Air Force Academy in Pirassununga, SP, A place that has the best weather conditions for the activity of air instruction.
The most famous pilot of the Esquadrilha da Fumaça was the Coronel Braga who piloted a T-6 Texan
On April 2, 2010, Captain Anderson Amaro Fernandes, EDA pilot, died when his aircraft collide against the ground, during a presentation in the city of Lages. 
Aircraft used by the Esquadrilha da FumaçaEdit
- North American T-6 Texan 1225 with presentations;
- CM-Aeropastiale 170-2 Fouga Magister with 46 statements;
- Neiva T-25 Universal with 55 presentations;
- Embraer EMB-312 Tucano with over 1200 presentations accumulated up 2005.
- Halcones (Chile)
- Cruz del Sur (Argentina)
- Frecce Tricolori (Italy)
- Patrouille de France (France)
- Thunderbirds (USA)
- Blue Angels (USA)
- Red Arrows (United Kingdom)
- Asas de Portugal (Portugal)
- Blue Impulse (Japan)
- Smoke Squadron Homepage
- Site Smoke It
- Article about the Smoke Squadron over the Andes !
- Esquadrilha da Fumaca on Aerobatic Display Teams website
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