Esquadrliha da Fumaca
The aerobatic display squadron of the Brazilian Air Force consists of eleven Embraer EMB-312 (T-27 Tucano) aircraft; seven of which participate in air demonstrations with the rest in reserve. Candidates for display pilots must have a minimum of 1500 flight hours experience with at least 800 flight hours as instructors. Every year, three new pilots are added to the squadron. The ground staff for "Esquadrilha da Fumaca" is drawn from the crews of the Air Academy. All aircraft of "Esquadrilha da Fumaca" are equipped with smoke generators for releasing white smoke.