Titel: Air force ranks
Spanish Air Force, Marshal of the Air Force, Air force officer ranks, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Air Chief Marshal, RAF officer ranks, Air Vice-Marshal, Air Marshal, Wing Commander, Air Commodore, Airman.
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 41. Chapters: Spanish Air Force, Marshal of the Air Force, Air force officer ranks, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Air Chief Marshal, RAF officer ranks, Air Vice-Marshal, Air Marshal, Wing Commander, Air Commodore, Airman, Air Force ranks and insignia of the Russian Federation, Squadron Leader, Ranks of the RAAF, Flight Lieutenant, RAF other ranks, Group Captain, Ranks of the People's Liberation Army Air Force, Pilot Officer, Flying Officer, Ranks and insignia of officers in NATO air forces, Flight Sergeant, Airman First Class, Air Force ranks and insignia of Iran, Technical Sergeant, Air force officer rank insignia, Ranks and insignia of NATO Air Forces Enlisted, Aircraftman, Irish Air Corps Other Ranks Insignia, Acting Pilot Officer, Air Force ranks and insignia of India, Junior Technician, Leading Aircraftman, Irish Air Corps Officer Ranks Insignia, Senior Airman, Senior Aircraftman Technician, Master Aircrew, Chief Technician, Egyptian Air Force ranks. Excerpt: The Spanish Air Force (SPAF) (Spanish: ; literally, "Army of the Air") is the aerial branch of the Spanish Armed Forces. The Plus Ultra at Palos de la Frontera. Juan de la Cierva's Cierva C.19 Mk.IV Autogiro, built in 1932. Museo del AireAlthough hot air balloons had been used with military purposes in Spain as far back as 1896, the Spanish air arm formally took off in 1909 when Colonel Pedro Vives and Captain Alfredo Kindelán made an official trip to different European cities to check the potential of introducing airships and airplanes in the Spanish Armed Forces. One year later a Royal decree established the National Aviation School, Escuela Nacional de Aviación (civil) in Getafe, near Madrid, under the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Ministerio de Fomento. The established institution became militarized under the name Aeronáutica Española when Colonel Pedro Vives was chosen to lead it as director of the Aeronáutica Militar, Military Aeronautics, the name of the military wing. Captain Alfredo Kindelán was named Chief of Aviation, Jefe de Aviación. On November 5, 1913, during the war with Morocco, a Spanish expeditionary squadron of the Aeronáutica Española became the first organized military air unit to see combat during the first organized bombing in history by dropping bombs from a Lohner airplane on the plain of Ben Karrix in Morocco. During the years that followed, most of the military activity of the Spanish Air Force would take place in Northern Morocco. In 1915 Alfredo Kindelán was named Military Aeronautics Director, displacing Pedro Vives. The Catalan Flying School was established in Can Tunis, Barcelona the following year and Getafe Aerodrome became a full-fledged military air base. In 1919 General Francisco Echagüe replaced Kindelán as leader of the Aeronáutica Española. In 1920 two Nieuport 80 and one Caudron G.3 were first painted with squadron identification numbers and the Spanish Air Force roundel. Shortly thereafter the Aeronáutica Naval, t