Armed Forces Overviews
Thailand
Thailand
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Royal Thai Air Force - RTAF
The Air Force uses six C-130Hs and six C-130H-30
Photo: Robbert Snijders
Even after the arrival of the ATR72 the five BAe748s remain operational within 603sq
Photo: Robbert Snijders
Although the civil registration HS-TYQ might come handy abroad, the code 60201 at the rudder is the giveaway this A310 is used by 602sq from Bangkok.
Photo: Robbert Snijders
The A319 is used by 602sq as the VIP aircraft
Photo: Robbert Snijders
Bangkok/Don Muang (VTBD)
Rwy: 03L/21R, 03R/21L
Pos: 13°54'"N 100°36'"E
Elev: 9 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
1st Air Division/6th Wing

601sq Lucky C-130H
C-130H-30


602sq/Royal Flight Wihok A319-115X CJ
A320-214 CJ
B737-8Z6


603sq Cowboy ATR72-212A
SSJ100-95LR


604sq Sunny CT/4A
CT/4B
T-41D(H)


904sq F-5E
B737-400
1st Air Division/2nd Wing

203sq Scorpian UH-1H
H225M
The Ce150s of 604sq went to RTAF Flying Association in April/May 2005.
In 2009 604sq received three DA42 aircraft that were transfered to Kamphaeng Saen by the end of 2016.

605sq no longer exist (as of 2004). All aircraft went to 402sq.

Don Muang is also used by the Army, Police, the Survey Department and Tango Flight.

Chiang Mai (VTCC)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 18°46'"N 098°57'"E
Elev: 1035 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
3rd Air Division/41st Wing

411sq Thunder L-39ZA/ART
Chiang Mai is also used by Tango squadron.

Starting 2009 604sq at Don Muang also uses Diamond Da42 aircraft.
Photo: Mark Rourke
Potential pilots start their career at the Bangkok based T-41Ds
Photo: Robbert Snijders
September 2016 603sq of the Air Force is expected to receive two SSJ100-95LRs.
Photo: Michael Polyakov
Kamphaeng Saen, Nakhon Pathom (VTBK)
Rwy: 03/21
Pos: 14°06'06"N 099°55'00"E
Elev: 30ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
4th Air Division/Flying Training School

1FTS Chicken Flight CT/4E


2FTS Mustang PC-9


FTS? Diamond Flight DA42


Demonstration team Blue Phoenix PC-9
1st Air Division/2nd Wing

203sq det. Scorpian UH-1H
In 2003 1FTS CT/4As were transfered to 604sq later followed by CT/4B.
The Da42s relocated from Don Muang/604sq around November 2016.
Blue Phoenix started in 2012 for the 100years Thai Air Force celebrations.

CT/4Es fly with 1FTS 'Chicken Flight' of the Flying Training School.
Photo: Mark Rourke
2FTS flying from Kamphaeng Saen operates the PC-9 within the 'Blue Phoenix' demonstration team.
Photo: Hans Rolink
Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima (VTUN)
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 14°56'"N 102°04'"E
Elev: 729 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
2nd Air Division/1st Wing

102sq Stars F-16A
F-16B


103sq Lightning F-16A
F-16B
1st Air Division/2nd Wing

203sq det. Scorpian UH-1H
102sq transferred from L-39ZA/ART to the F-16 in August 2002.

101 Checkerboards sq used to operated with L-39ZA/ART from this base until 2004. The aircraft went to 401sq.

F-16A ADFs fro Korat are recognisable by the KRT tail code, like with this 10211 of 102sq.
With the arival in November 1913 of the first Airmen of the Royal Thai Air Force it is to celebrate 100 years military aviation with this F-16 from 103sq!
Photo: Hans Rolink
Lop Buri/Koke Kathiem (VTBL)
Rwy: 05/23, 16/34
Pos: 14°52'29"N 100°39'48"E
Elev: 98 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
1st Air Division/2nd Wing

201sq Spider Bell 412EP/HP/SP
S-92


203sq Scorpian UH-1H
The last S-58Ts from 201sq were withdrawn from service in 2003.
202sq used to operate from Lop Buri.



The greyish camouflaged helicopters of 203sq are easy identifiable by the high contrast serial and code. Just know the Thai way of writing numbers!
Photo: Robbert Snijders
Phitsanulok (VTPP)
Rwy: 14/32
Pos: 16°47'"N 100°16'"E
Elev: 144 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
3rd Air Division/46th Wing

461sq Vampire C-47TP/BT-67

Prachuap Khiri Khan (VTBP)
Rwy: 08/26, 18/36
Pos: 11°47'"N 099°48'"E
Elev: 10 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
4rd Air Division/5th Wing

501sq Mosquito AU-23A
On 1 April 2007 the 53rd Wing and 531sq were renamed 5th Wing and 501sq.

501sq is the sole operator of the AU-23 within the Thai Air Force
Photo: Jean Marc Braun
Surat Thani (VTSB)
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 09°07'"N 099°20'"E
Elev: 19 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
4th Air Division/7th Wing

701sq Sharks JAS39C/D Gripen


702sq Saab 340
Saab 340AEW
11 October 2012 the remaining F-5B/Es were handed over to 211sq.

February 2011 saw the delivery of the first batch of six Gripens, replacing the F-5E within 701sq.
Photo: Robbert Snijders
Surat Thani is the homebase of Swedish aircraft including Saab Gripen and Saab340AEW
Photo: Peter Liander/SAAB
Takhli (VTPI)
Rwy: 36/18
Pos: 15°16'"N 100°17'"E
Elev: 107 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
3rd Air Division/4th Wing

401sq Dragon L-39ZA/ART
T-50TH


402sq Focus LJ35A
DA42M MPP
P.180 Avanti II Evo


403sq Cobra F-16A
F-16B


404sq Aerostar UAV
October 2017 first batch L-39s was transferred to 411sq, to make room for T-50TH.

L-39ZA is flying with 401 and 411sq.
Photo: Robbert Snijders
Ubon Ratchathani (VTUU)
Rwy: 23/05
Pos: 15°14'"N 104°52'"E
Elev: 405 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
2nd Air Division/21st Wing

211sq Eagles F-5E/F
F-5T/TF
October 2011 the remaining F-5B/E's were received from 711sq.
From 2003 the F-5s were upgraded to the F-5T Tigris version, with the last four conversions contracted in 2017.

October 2012 one of the very few remaining operational F-5Bs worldwide moved from 701sq to 211sq.
Photo: Hans Rolink
Udon Thani (VTUD)
Rwy: 30/12
Pos: 17°23'"N 102°47'"E
Elev: 584 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
2nd Air Division/23rd Wing

231sq Hunter Alpha Jet A

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Royal Thai Army - RTA
Bangkok/Bang Khen
Rwy: 03/21
Pos: 13°52'07"N 100°35'38"E
Elev: 19 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
RTA Wing

AATD Heli AW139
Bell 212

Both the Navy and the Army are using ERJ135LR for VIP transport. 1124 joined the Army fleet late 2009.
Photo: Erwin van Dijkman
The army at Don Muang is the sole operator of the U-17B.
Bangkok/Don Muang (VTBD)
Rwy: 03L/21R, 03R/21L
Pos: 13°54'"N 100°36'"E
Elev: 9 ft
Army Squadron Aircraft types Badge
First Army

1st Infantry Division Aviation Company – King’s Guard
ร้อย.บ.พล.๑ รอ
TH-300C
Bell 206B-3
UH-72A
RTA Wing

AATD Fixed Wing
RTA VIP sq
ERJ135LR
BAe J4100
Be1900C-1
CASA 212
C295W (o/o)

Detachments
(in Thailand)
Pos: 15°32'12"N 100°59'33"E
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
RTA Wing

2nd Infantry Aviation Company det. Watthana Nakhon

Heliports
(in Thailand )
Pos: 15°32'12"N 100°59'33"E
Wing Location Aircraft types Badge
RTA Wing

Aranyaphrathet
(13°41'48.00"N, 102°29'40.06"E)


Chachoensgsao
(13°39'37.05"N,101° 5'55.97"E)


Chiang Mai-Mae Rim
(18°53'5.68"N, 98°57'4.17"E)


Prachin Buri
(14° 8'21.96"N,101°22'28.23"E)


Ratachaburi
( 13°34'23.36"N,99°45'13.41"E)


Saraburi
(14°30'50.29"N,100°55'6.91"E)


Ubon
(15°11'28.84"N,104°52'43.62"E)


1st Cavalry Division Aviation Company Saraburi

Kanchanaburi/Camp Surasri
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 14°07'33"N 099°26'52"E
Elev: 190 ft
Army Squadron Aircraft types Badge
First Army

9th Infantry Division Aviation Company
ร้อย.บ.พล.ร.๙
UH-1H
Bell 206B-3
TH-300C
Earlier it was reported 7th ID was based here.

The Hughes TH-300C is still widely used by the Army as demonstrated on static display at Bung Ta Lua water park by this 1339.
Photo: Frank Mink, Tristar Aviation
Korat/Camp Suranaree
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 14°57'15"N 102°04'25"E
Elev: 639 ft
Army Squadron Aircraft types Badge
Second Army

3rd Infantry Division Aviation Company
ร้อย.บ.พล.ร.๓
U-17
TH-300C
Bell 206
Camp Suranaree is frequently visited by detachments of AMC-1, AMC-2, AMC-3 and AMC-9.


Lop Buri/Sa Pran Nak (VTBH)
Rwy: 01/19, 06/24, HEL
Pos: 14°57'00"N 100°38'37"E
Elev: 95 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
RTA Wing

Army School of Flying (ASoF) TH-300C
Enstrom 480B
MX-7
T-41
UH-72A


1st Aviation Battalion (r/c Hummingbird (HMB)) AS550C3
UH-1H
Bell 212
AW139P


2nd Aviation Battalion (yellow, r/c Freebird (FBD)) UH-1H
Bell 212


3rd Aviation Battalion (blue) r/c Raptor AH-1F
UH-1H
Bell 212


9th Aviation Battalion r/c Blackhawk (BHK) UH-1H
UH-60L/M
Bell 212


41st Aviation Battalion r/c Golliath EC145 T2 (H145)
Mi-17V-5
UH-1H


21st Aviation Battalion r/c Blackbird U-17B
Be200
At Sa Pran Nak also the Army Maintenance is undertaken.
The Air Base is also the storage place for decommisioned Army aircraft.
Aviation Battalion is the translation for 'Kong Pan Bin Tee Neung'.
Early 2017 General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB) was reorganised into 41st Aviation Battalion
In 2017 Light Wing Aviation Battalion was reorganised into 21st Aviation Battalion.

Starting August 2011 the Army received a batch of 16 Enstrom 480s
Photo: http://www.m-landarch.com
February 2011 in a suprise move three Mi-17s were delivered to the Army
Photo: Hans Rolink
Nakhon Sawon (VTPN)
Rwy: 23/05
Pos: 15°40'"N 100°08'"
Elev: 113 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
RTA Wing

RTA Detachment

Nakhon Si Thammarat (VTSF)
Army Squadron Aircraft types Badge
Fourth Army

5th Infantry Division Aviation Company
ร้อย.บ.พล.ร.๕
Bell 206B-3
TH-300C

Phetchabun (VTPB)
Fort Phorkhunpameung
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 16°40'34"N 101°11'42"E
Elev: 457 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
RTA Wing

1st Cavalry Division Aviation Company TH-300C
Bell 206B-3
T-41B

Phitsanulok (VTPP)
Rwy: 14/32
Pos: 16°47'"N 100°16'"E
Elev: 144 ft
Army Squadron Aircraft types Badge
Third Army

4th Infantry Division Aviation Company
ร้อย.บ.พล.ร.๔
TH-300C
UH-72A

Prachin Buri/Camp Jakapong
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 14°08'21"N 101°22'28"E
Elev: 96 ft
Army Squadron Aircraft types Badge
First Army

2nd Infantry Division Aviation Company – Queen’s Guard
ร้อย.บ.พล.ร.๒
Bell 206B-3
TH-300C

Roi Et (VTUV)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 16°07'00"N 103°46'26"E
Elev: 450 ft
Army Squadron Aircraft types Badge
Second Army

6th Infantry Division Aviation Company
ร้อย.บ.พล.ร.๖
Bell 206B-3
TH-300C

Tak/Mae Sot (VTPM)
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
RTA Wing

RTA detachment

Slowly the number of Black Hawks within the Army is increasing
Photo: (Internet)
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Royal Thai Navy - RTN
Narathiwat (VTSC)
Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 06°31'10"N 101°44'36"E
Elev: 20 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
Wing 1

103sq det. 1 Sea Hawk CeT337H-SP
Wing 2

202sq det.2 Kaben Bell 212ASW

Phuket (VTSP)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 08°06'56"N 098°18'43"E
Elev: 82 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
Wing 1

101sq det.1 Angel Do228-212


103sq det.1 CeT337H-SP
Wing 2

203sq det.2 S-76B

The first two digits of the serial ("11") indicates that this Do228 operates with 101sq.
Photo: Corne Rodenburg
Songkhla (VTSH)
Pos: 07°11'08"N 100°36'24"E
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
Wing 2

202sq det. Kaben UH-1H
Bell 212ASW


203sq det. Sea Knight Bell 214ST
S-76B
Super Lynx Mk.110

202sq has an AB212ASWs detachment at Songkhla. Major maintenance is done at Seletar in Singapore.
Photo: Hans Jacobs
U Tapao (VTBU)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 12°40'"N 101°00'"E
Elev: 59 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
Wing 1

101 sq Angel Do228-212


102sq Venus P-3T
F27-200ME


103sq Sea Hawk CeT337H-SP
Wing 2

201sq Dolphin F27-400M
CL-215III
ERJ135LR


202sq Kaben UH-1H
Bell 212ASW
EC645 T2 (H145M)


203sq Sea Knight Bell 214ST
S-76B
Super Lynx Mk.110
Wing 3

302sq S-70B-7
104sq White Shark A-7s were wfu in 2004.


The sole VP-3T was wfu May 2014.
In 2013 201sq restarted using the CL-215 that had been wfu for about ten years.


In 2006 301sq stopped flying the (T)AV-8S Harrier.
The A-7s and AV-8s are still stored at U-Tapao in addition to former 101sq S-2 Trackers, 103sq O-1s and 202sq C-47s

Squadron numbers can be deduced from the serial by adding a '0' between te first two digits, with F27-400M 2111 operating for 201sq.
Photo: Jean Marc Braun
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Royal Thai Agricultural Division - KASET
Detachments
(in Thailand)
Pos: 15°32'12"N 100°59'33"E
Wing Location Aircraft types Badge
- (KASET)

Hua Hin
(12°37'39.13"N,99°57'11.77"E)


Khon Kaen
(16°27'52.12"N,102°47'7.81"E)


Phitsanulok
(16°46'55.96"N,100°16'34.42"E)


Chiang Mai
(18°46'51.08"N,98°57'56.37"E)

Khlong Luang
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 14°07'10"N 100°37'15"E
Elev: 16 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
- (KASET)

KASET AS350B2
Bell 206-3
Bell 412EP
At Khlong Luang also the MNRE is based.

Nakhon Sawon (VTPN)
Rwy: 23/05
Pos: 15°40'"N 100°08'"
Elev: 113 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
- (KASET)

KASET Be B300
CNN235M
NC212C-100/200
C212-300/400
Ce208/Ce208B
FU-24A (wfu?)
PC-6/B2-H4

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Royal Thai Police - RTP
Bangkok/Don Muang (VTBD)
Rwy: 03L/21R, 03R/21L
Pos: 13°54'"N 100°36'"E
Elev: 9 ft
Wing Division Aircraft types Badge
RTP W

3. Division CNN235
F50
SC-7
SD330-UTT
PC-6B


4. Division Maintenance

Bangkok/Ram Inthara Road
Rwy: 06/24, HEL
Pos: 13°51'37"N 100°38'04"E
Elev: 17 ft
Wing Division Aircraft types Badge
RTP W

1. Division Bell 212
Bell 412SP/EP/EPi


2. Division EC155B-1
AS365 N3+
UH-1H
Bell 205
Bell 206B/L
Bell 212
Bell 407GXP (1. Div??)

Helicopter equipped Police Stations - Central
Wing Location Aircraft types Badge
RTP W

Hua Hin/Cha am
(12°40'54.04"N,99°57'30.12"E)
Bell 205A-1


Aranyapradej Bell 205A-1


Chantaburi Bell 205A


Kanchanburi
(14° 2'8.77"N,99°31'11.53"E)
Bell 205A-1


Khon Kaen
(16°26'50.20"N,102°50'3.10"E)


Pattaya
(12°58'40.59"N,100°54'55.99"E)

Helicopter equipped Police Stations - North
Wing Location Aircraft types Badge
RTP W

Pitsanalok Bell 212


Lampang Temporarily empty


Chiang Mai Bell 205A-1
Bell 206B
Bell 212


Chang Rai Bell 205A


Tak Bell 205A-1

Helicopter equipped Police Stations - North-East
Wing Location Aircraft types Badge
RTP W

Nakornrajjasima Bell 212


Konkean Bell 212


Udonthani Bell 205A-1


Ubonratchatani Bell 205A-1


Surin Bell 205A

Helicopter equipped Police Stations - South
Wing Location Aircraft types Badge
RTP W

Chumporn Bell 205A-1


Surathani Bell 212


Phuket Bell 212


Nakornsri-Thammaraj Bell 205A-1


Songkla Bell 212


Yala Bell 205A-1

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Royal Thai Survey Department - RTSD
Bangkok/Mueang Mai HEL
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 13°56'02"N 100°34'18"E
Elev: 23 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
-

Royal Thai Survey Department (RTSD) Be200
Bell 412EP
EC155B-1
The airport is also called Sikan heliport.

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Ministry of Natural Resources & Enviroment - MNRE
Khlong Luang
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 14°07'10"N 100°37'15"E
Elev: 16 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft types Badge
-

MNRE AS350B2
EC135T2+

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RTN Wing
Heliports
(in Thailand )
Pos: 15°32'12"N 100°59'33"E
Wing Location Aircraft types Badge
RTN Wing

Phuket
(7°48'23.80


Samut Prakan
(13°36'31.43"N,100°35'35.64"E)

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