Base Aérea de Belém – ALA9 (IATA: BEL, ICAO: SBBE) is a base of the Brazilian Air Force, located in Belém, Brazil.
|Belém Air Force Base|
Base Aérea de Belém
|Belém, Pará in Brazil|
|Coordinates||01°23′05″S 048°28′44″W / 1.38472°S 48.47889°WCoordinates: 01°23′05″S 048°28′44″W / 1.38472°S 48.47889°W|
|Type||Air Force Base|
|Owner||Brazilian Air Force|
|Controlled by||Brazilian Air Force|
|Cel. Av. Ricardo Bevilaqua Mendes|
|Identifiers||IATA: BEL, ICAO: SBBE|
|Elevation||17 metres (56 ft) AMSL|
It shares some facilities with Val-de-Cans/Júlio Cezar Ribeiro International Airport.
Belém Air Force Base has its origins on the 7th Aviation Regiment created on 30 June 1936. The provisory facility was located in the neighborhood ou Souza and it was only in 1938 that the construction of an aerodrome in the neighborhood of Val-de-Cans begun. The Air Force Base was created on 21 August 1944 by Decree 6,814.
Starting in 1958, with the creation of the Correio Aéreo Nacional da Amazônia in Belém, an Air Force organization focused in integration and humanitarian services, the Base gained vital importance as a base for the integration of the Amazonian region with the rest of the country.
The following units are based at Belém Air Force Base:
- 1st Squadron of the 3rd Aviation Group (3°/7°GAv) Netuno, using the P-95BM Bandeirulha.
- 1st Squadron of Air Transportation (1°ETA) Tracajá, using the C-95BM & CM Bandeirante, C-97 Brasília, and the C-98A Grand Caravan.
- 1st Squadron of Helicopters for General Use in the North of the Brazilian Navy (HU41) Hipogrifo, using the UH-15 Super Cougar.
The base is located 12 km from downtown Belém.
This gallery displays aircraft that are or have been based at Belém. The gallery is not comprehensive.
- ^ Instituto Histórico-Cultural da Aeronáutica (2005). História Geral da Aeronáutica Brasileira: após o término da Segunda Guerra Mundial até a posse do Dr. Juscelino Kubitschek como Presidente da República (1946–1956) (in Portuguese). Vol. 4. Rio de Janeiro: INCAER. pp. 109–110.
- ^ Instituto Histórico-Cultural da Aeronáutica (2014). História Geral da Aeronáutica Brasileira: da posse do Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira até as vésperas da Reforma Administrativa (1956–1966) (in Portuguese). Vol. 5. Rio de Janeiro: INCAER. pp. 387–390.
- ^ "3º/7ºGAv – Esquadrão Netuno". Spotter (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 May 2021.
- ^ "1º ETA – Esquadrão Tracajá". Spotter (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 May 2021.
- ^ "HU-41 – Esquadrão Hipogrifo". Spotter (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 May 2021.
- Airport information for SBBE at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- Current weather for SBBE at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for BEL at Aviation Safety Network