Armed Forces Overviews
Bangladesh Air Force
Bangladesh Air Force
Bangladesh Biman Bahini
Pride and joy of the Bangladesh air force is the MiG-29 in a stunning multi-tone blue colour scheme.
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Bogra (VGBG)
Rwy: 12/30
Pos: 24°51'60"N 089°18'59"E
Elev: 68ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Flying Instructor School PT-6 (CJ-6)
The FIS uses aircraft from the Air Force Academy at Jessore.

The PT-6, or CJ6 in Chinese parlour, is used for basic training with the Bangladesh Biman Bahini.
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Chittagong/M.A. Hannan Intl (VGEG)
Zahurul-Haque AB
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 22°14'59"N 091°48'48"E
Elev: 12 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
1sq Mi-17
Mi-171
Bell 212
AW139
The Pioneers
3sq An-32A
An-32B
Unicorns
21sq Yak-130 The Avengers
25sq F-7M
FT-7
L-39ZA
Trendsetters

Advanced training is done with the Yak-130 that were delivered in 2015/16.
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Like many other countries Bangladesh operates variants of the Mi-8/17 family. Like this Mi-171 serial 748.
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Dhaka/Hazrat Shahjalal Intl (VGHS)
Kurmitola (Bangabandhu AB)
Rwy: 14/32
Pos: 23°50'36"N 090°23'52"E
Elev: 27 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
5sq F-7BG
FT-7BG
Supersonics
Defenders
8sq MiG-29
MiG-29UB
Vigilance Valour Victory
35sq F-7BGI
FT-7BGI
ThunderCat
Dhaka/Hazrat Shahjalal Intl (VGHS) is also known as Kurmitola (Bangabandhu AB)

Backbone of the fighter force is the F7, made in China. Seen here is a 5sq FT-7.
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Jessore (VGJR)
Matiur Rahman AB
Rwy: 16/34
Pos: 23°11'02"N 089°09'39"E
Elev: 20 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
11sq PT-6 (CJ-6)
15sq K-8W
18sq Bell 206L
11, 15 and 18sq belong to the Air Force Academy / Flying Training Wing.

The L-39 is operated by 25sq.
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Apart from Russian-made helicopters, many Bells like these model 212s are used as well.
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Tejgaon (VGTJ)
(Bashar AB)
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 23°46'44"N 090°22'58"E
Elev: 24 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
9sq Bell 212
31sq Mi-17
Mi-171
Beyond the call of duty
101sq C-130B
Mi-17
Mi-171
Excellence & Beyond
103sq L-410
The unit is also known as 101 Special Flying Unit (101SFU)

Newest transport aircraft is the L-410UVP-E20 three of which arrived in 2015.
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Bangladesh acquired four C-130B from the USA through foreign Military Sales.
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