Smoke Squadron

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Smoke Squadron
EDA7Setembro.jpg The Esquadrilha da Fumaça in Brasília during Brazilian Independence Day celebrations
Country: Brazil
Aircraft currently flown: Embraer EMB 312 Tucano and Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano
Sponsor: Brazilian Air Force
Base airfield: Academia da Força Aérea, in Pirassununga
Colors: Green, Yellow and Blue
Date formed: May 14, 1952
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The Aerial Demonstration Squadron (Portuguese: Esquadrão de Demonstração Aérea), popularly known as Smoke Squadron (Portuguese: Esquadrilha da Fumaça) is the Brazilian Air Force's air demonstration squadron. Its first display was on 14 May 1952 over Copacabana beach, using the North American T-6 Texan. The team used the T-6 from its formation until 1968, when it switched to the French Aérospatiale (Fouga) CM.170-2 Super Magister jet, called T-24 in FAB service. However, this model proved unsuitable to Brazilian conditions and, in 1972, the squadron reverted to the T-6, which was used until 1977.

The EDA was disbanded in 1977, but reformed on 8 December 1983 using Neiva T-25 Universal piston-powered aircraft, soon to be replaced by the then-new Embraer EMB-312 Tucano turboprop trainer. At the time the EDA's aircraft were painted a bright red scheme, which has since been superseded by the current gloss blue.


Current Super Tucano of the "Esquadrilha da Fumaça"

The aircraft used by the EDA have been, in chronological order:


"Esquadrilha da Fumaça" during 2011 Brazilian Independence Day celebrations

  • To bring together civilian and military aeronautical communities
  • To contribute towards a better integration between the Air Force and the other Armed Forces
  • To represent the Brazilian Air Force in Brazil and abroad
  • To encourage youngsters to take up civilian and military aeronautical careers
  • To show the quality of the Brazilian aerospace industry
  • To show the capabilities of the Brazilian Air Force crews.



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