International Air Show - Colombia
July 13TH to 16TH, 2017
Rionegro - Antioquia

Total success of the VIII edition of F-AIR COLOMBIA 2017

  • Aircrafts of the Fumaça Squadron, known for their acrobatics in the air with smoke, were in charge of the air demonstrations of
  • With more than 3,750 presentations in Brazil and in 21 countries of the world, the Fumaça is the institutional image of the Brazilian Air Force.

Bogota, Colombia. July 16th. The sky in Antioquia was the scene for the air demonstrations of the Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano by Fumaça turboprop airplanes, designed for light attack, counterinsurgency and advanced pilot training, at the VIII edition of F-AIR COLOMBIA, in Rionegro, Antioquia.

With more than 60 years of history, the Fumaça Squadron is characterized by the use of bold and unique maneuvers that makes them different from other squadrons in the world, as in inverted flight training, which is their specialty

Each air show in charge of the Squadron has seven pilots in seven airplanes, who perform about 50 stunts in 35 minutes. The missions can also count on air support for the transport and material equipment"says Lieutenant Coronel Líbero Onoda Luiz Caldas, Commander of the Fumaça Squadron.

In July 2015, Fumaça Squadron resumed its air sample schedule with A-29 Super Tucano aircraft after two years of operational and logistic deployment. The Super Tucano was manufactured by the Brazilian company of Aeronautics EMBRAER, made available to the Brazilian Air Force, based on air defense, advanced training, light attack, escort, air combat patrol and training leaders combat aviation

One of the great attractions of the Fumaça Squadron is the smoke of its aircrafts, characterized by its striking colors and its production from the combustion of biodegradable lubricating oil. When activated by the pilot, the oil is injected into the exhaust gas to the right of the aircraft and in contact with the hot exhaust, it is converted to smoke

The smoke maneuvers used by the Brazilian acrobatic team, called 'Lancevaque' and 'Chumbóide', consist of a combination of commands applied by the pilot of the aircraft that causes a reaction similar to "falling in the air." In the case of 'Lancevaque', the turns are more vertical type, while 'Chumbóide' is flatter profile. For the public, it gives the impression that the plane is out of control, but the driver has complete control over the aircraft, which resumes the flight at any time.

El sistema de escritura en el cielo con humo es un método creado y desarrollado por el equipo técnico de la Fumaca, diseñado especialmente para el avión A-29 Super Tucano. El sistema de programación posee un software llamado ‘Proesa’, que significa ‘escritura programador de aire’, que permite que el humo pueda ser visto por los espectadores a una altura de aproximadamente 10 mil pies de altura, lo que corresponde a tres mil metros” concluye el Teniente Coronel Líbero Onoda Luiz Caldas, Comandante de la Escuadrilla

"The smoke-writing system is a method developed by the Fumaca technical team, specially designed for the A-29 Super Tucano. The programming system has a software called 'Proesa', which means 'writing air programmer', which allows the smoke can be seen by the spectators at a height of approximately 10 thousand feet in height, which corresponds to three thousand meters" concludes Lieutenant Coronel Líbero Onoda Luiz Caldas, Commander of the Squadron

These are some of the A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft characteristics:

  • Single engine
  • Turbo-propeller
  • Pratt & Whitney PT6A - 68C, 1600 SHP Engine
  • Hartzell propeller (pentapá)
  • Monoplace and two seats
  • Dimensions: Length: 11,30 m
  • Wingspan: 11.14 m
  • Height: 3.97 m
  • Empty weight: 3200 kg (seat only); 3400 kg (two-seater)
  • Maximum Take-off Weight: 5400 kg
  • Maximum speed of 590 km / at sea level
  • Cruising speed: 520 km
  • Autonomy: 3h20min (seat only); 02:30 a.m. Min (two-seater)
  • Range: 1,455 kilometers (single seat); 1,090 kilometers of (two-seater)

During four days, the public was able to enjoy air shows of the Fumaça Squadron and watch samples of transport aircraft, training, badges, remotely manned and helicopters like the Boeing KC 767 "Jupiter", T-37 "TWEET" aircraft, "Kaydet" PT-17 aircraft, Scan Eagle and Bell 212.