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Pan American Air Forces Cooperation System

Sistema de Cooperación entre las Fuertzas Aéreas Americanas (SICOFAA)

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[Pan American Cooperation Organization]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 13 July 2006
Source: The flag of the SICOFAA is the emblem on a white background.

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Description of the Flag

[Pan American Cooperation Organization]
variant; image by Zachary Harden, 28 October 2023

SICOFAA (Sistema de Cooperación de las Fuerzas Aéreas Americanas, American Air Forces Cooperation System).

The SICOFAA is a volunteer membership Pan American organization. Its main purpose is to promote and strengthen cooperation among its participants. This is carried out through different exchange programs, instruction, and combined exercise operations with the approval of the various governments involved. The idea emerged back in the early 1960's, when it was proposed by USAF Chief of Staff General Thomas D. White. The organization was created on April 16, 1961 during the First Conference of the Commanders of the American Air Forces, held on Rudolph Air Force Base in San Antonio (Texas, U.S.) In 1964 the FAP (Peruvian Air Force) proposed the formal organization of a permanent body to oversee these interests on a regular basis, thus setting up the principles, which entered into force in the 1965 Conference. The SICOFAA deals with the following topics:
- Air Operations
- Human Resources, Education and Training
- Search And Rescue actions during relief operations
- Unauthorized flights control
- Information and telecommunications
- Logistics
- Medicine
- Meteorology
- Air disaster prevention techniques
- Research and Development
- Aeronautical Law

SICOFAA official webste:

Esteban Rivera, 4 July 2005

The Carta Constitutiva (English: Charter of Incorporation) was issued on May 7, 1965 at Randolph Air Force Base (merged on 1 October 2010, with Lackland Air Force Base and the US Army's Fort Sam Houston to form Joint Base San Antonio during the "Primera Conferencia de Jefes de las Fuerzas A reas Americanas", I CONJEFAMER) (English: First Conference of Heads of the American Air Forces) on the initiative of General Thomas D. White (Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force). Its Headquarters are located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
Esteban Rivera, 10 August 2023

The current country members of the SICOFAA are:

And observer countries are:

Esteban Rivera, 23 September 2006

Detail of emblem

[Pan American Cooperation Organization]
image located by Valentin Poposki, 12 July 2006