The Sixth Squadron of the Aircraft Flotilla, constituted in 1972, is made up of 6 Hughes 500MD helicopters, with the main mission of Aeronaval Training and support for the training of the different units with air capacity, as well as the Marine Corps.
Within Naval Education, the following missions are worth highlighting:
Naval Pilot Course, where the training of new naval air pilots who arrive at the Flotilla continues and specific training in the naval field begins.
Previous Hours. Selection of new naval air pilots.
Courses in support of EDAN (LSE, HCO, SAV, etc.)
Within the support to ships and units of the Marine Corps:
Embarked Air Units (UNAEMB) in all those units with air capacity to support the Force in the operations and exercises that are determined.
Outstanding Air Units (UNADEST) to support the Force throughout the National territory.
Light logistics transport of personnel and material.
Support through fire (helicopter escort, convoy escort, fire support to maritime interdiction operations, escort of vessels in ship-to-shore movement, defense of ships against asymmetric threat [LSF, FIAC], fire support to force landing, armed reconnaissance, RW-CAS, etc.).
Use as LSF medium for asymmetric defense exercises.
Casualty evacuation (CASEVAC).
Maritime surveillance (RMP and ISR survey).