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.

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.

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.

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.

Stefan Goossens

Hamat/Wujah Al Hajar AB (--)

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.

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.

Stefan Goossens

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