Pride and joy of the Bangladesh air force is the MiG-29 in a stunning multi-tone blue colour scheme.

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BAF Base Paharkanchanpur (--)

RWY HEL     POS 24°15'19"N 090°09'14"E     ELEV 75 ft

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge

no permanent based aircraft
(heliport)

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
L-39ZA
FT-7B
Trendsetters
105sq
105 Advanced Jet Training Unit (AJTU)
Yak-130 Trident

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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Cox's Bazar (VGCB)

RWY 17/35     POS 21°27'06"N 091°57'52"E     ELEV 13 ft

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge

no permanently based aircraft
Cox's Bazar airport is used as a Forward Operating Base.

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
AW119Kx
Bell 206L-1/L-4
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
101 Special Flying Unit (SFU)
C-130B
C-130J
Mi-17
Mi-171
Excellence & Beyond
103sq
103 Air Transport Training Unit (ATTU)
L-410


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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