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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.

HistoryEdit

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.

The Smoke interrupted their presentations 1977, but returned in December 8 of 1983 using aircraft Neiva Universal T-25, Soon replaced by Embraer EMB-312 Tucano.

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. [1]

Aircraft used by the Esquadrilha da FumaçaEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Globe

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