Armed Forces Overviews
Lebanese Air Force
Lebanese Air Force
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Lubnania
7 squadron received four Sierra Nevada Corp A-29B Super Tucanos in May 2018. Judging on these pictures they perform low-level training missions over Lebanon.
Photo: Vatche Mitilian
Beirut/Intl (OLBA)
Rafic Hariri, Beirut Air Base

Rwy: 03/21, 17/35, 18/36
Pos: 33°48'48"N 035°29'19"E
Elev: 87ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Air Force School

1sq Bulldog 126
Lebanese Air Force

4sq Ce208B (AC-208)


12sq UH-1H-II


16sq S-61N


VIP Flight AW139
The Bulldogs of 1sq are stationed at Beirut for training of the AC-208 pilots. They are subordinate to the Air Force School at Rayak, however.

The Akhdar Dayem association was founded to support the efforts against forest fires. The air force operates the three Sikorsky S-61N helicopters with bambie buckets from Beirut Air Base at Rafic Hariri International Airport. AD-1603 (AD = Akhdar Dayem ) is one of the three.
Photo: Beirut, April 2010, Peter Sims
In April 2010 the first four of ten former UAE Air Force IAR330SM Puma’s arrived at Beirut Air Base at Rafic Hariri International Airport. This is L-912 of 9 squadron.
Photo: Beirut, August 2010
The deadly Armed Caravan 208 (a version of the Cessna 208B Caravan that is heavily modified by ATK Orbital) is operated by 4sq.
Photo: Stefan Goossens
Hamat/Wujah Al Hajar AB
Rwy: rwy 02/20
Pos: 34°16'58"N 035°40'51"E
Elev: 650 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Lebanese Air Force

7sq A-29B


9sq IAR330SM

In 2014, the U.S. Congress approved the sale of eighteen UH-1H-II Super Huey helicopters to Lebanon. They are all operated by 12sq.
Photo: Stefan Goossens
Kleyate/Rene Mouawad (OLKA)
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 34°35'22"N 036°00'41"E
Elev: 75ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Lebanese Air Force

14sq UH-1H

Rayak (OLRA)
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 33°51'03"N 035°59'16"E
Elev: 3018ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Air Force School

8sq SA342L


15sq R44 Raven II
UH-1H

The LAF still has the Bulldog 126 basic trainers in its inventory. They were delivered in 1975.
Photo: Stefan Goossens
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