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by Guillermo T. Aveledo, 12 July 2000
I located FAV flag - Logo on Azure at <www.fav.mil.ve>.
Dov Gutterman , 22 April 2000
About the Coat of Arms of the Venezuelan Air Force, it has a German shape derivates from the Military Aviation School of Venezuela Shield and presents a simple field in Azure (dark blue) gold embroidered, where appears the "Winged Crown of the Venezuelan Military Aviation" conformed by the field of the National Coat of Arms of Venezuela with wings rounding an unfastening its flanques, with the Venezuelan roundel above. Over this crown appear seven silvered stars disposed in arch. The cimier it's a Sky-blue and Or (yellow) pennant charging the "war voice" "FUERZA AEREA VENEZOLANA" (Venezuelan Air Force), name of the organization and its motto wrote in Latin "SPATIUM SUPERANUS PALATINUS" (Paladin of the Sovereign Space) appears in another pennant with the same colors under the shield. In heraldically terms, this Coat of Arms are qualified how "Canting Arms" because itself represents directly the Venezuelan Air Force by means of the Winged Crown of Venezuelan Military Aviation. The stars reminds those of the Venezuelan flag and also represents the seven highest entities of command an direction in the organization: The General Command, the General Inspector Command, the General Staff, The Personnel Command, the Air Operations Command, the Logistics Command and the Aerial Defense Command. The azure field represents the dominion of this force: the sky and space of Venezuela. The pennants are the reaffirmation of the identity and ideals, which found the Venezuelan Air Force. So, this Coat of Arms and the emblematic colors Sky-blue and Or (yellow) was appointed for the VAF by the Superior Council of the Venezuelan Armed Force in September 7th, 1995
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, Chief of Department of Heraldry, Venezuelan Air Force, 19 July 2000
1. Since Dec10, 1995, the Venezuelan Air Force adopted its current Coat of Arms.
2. May be opportune to mention, in addition, that since its adoption began a process of heraldic standardization and symbollogical regularization without precedents not only in the Institution but in all the Venezuelan Armed Force. One of its fundamental guidelines is the resetting and adaptation of the Coat of Arms of the FAV's Units to the contour of which it identifies it to confer order and uniformity to the set.
3. The Venezuelan Air Force has a so called "Greater Standard" that consists of a Sky-Blue field blue cloth with a gilded fringe in whose center appears the Coat of Arms of the Institution and its denomination in golden embroidered capital roman letters describing an arc of circumference with the convexity upwards. Taking like model this generic design, the VAF's Units which has been authorized use an own Standard; this is, a celestial blue field with the corresponding CoA or Emblem of the Unit along with its denomination in analogous way to which appears on "Greater Standard"
4. Since World War II, almost all the nations that had Military Aviations adopted thus called "roundels" in order to identify its flying inventories adapting mainly its national symbols on a circular configuration. In the case of Venezuela, the roundel derives from the national cockade and consists in three concentric circles: yellow (outside), blue (center) and red (inside) with two horizontal extensions that reproduce the same colors in equal stripes upwards to downwards.
5. The Combat Air Group Nš 16 is the "nest" of the Fighting Falcons F-16: the in good condition more modern military aircraft in service on Latin America and prop of the Venezuelan national defense. This elite Unit of our Air Force has an emblem consisting of a heraldic English shape divided per fess in two quarters: the superior one or chief in Azure (Blue) loads a flaming and smoky dragoon armed with a sword whereas the inferior quarter or of the base is a chessboard on Silver (White) and Sable (Black). The Dragoon symbolizes what it 's shaped in the motto of the Unit: "TUTOR ET ULTOR" ("Protectors and Avengers") whereas the chessboard remembers strategy and Military Art.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 28 January 2003
by Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 19 July 2000