Qatar received eight Boeing C-17A Globemaster IIIs, two of which during 2009. A7-MAA is in the same gray camouflage scheme as USAF Globemasters but A7-MAB, above, is in a much more attractive color scheme.

John Berends

Al Udaid (OTBH) Al-Udeid AB

RWY 16/34     POS 25°07'02"N 051°18'54"E     ELEV 130ft

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge

10th Transport sq C-17A

12th Transport sq C-130J-30
3rd Rotary Wing
20th sq AW139
Al Zaeem Mohamed Bin Abdullah Al Attiyah Air College
MFI-395 Super Mushshak
Al Zaeem Air College is the entity that operates the PC-21 and Super Mushshak trainers. It also gained the SA342Ls from 6sq.

Gazelles are still operated for training with the Al Zaeem Air College.

Wim Sonneveld

Al-Shamal (--)

RWY 18/36     POS 25°45'50"N 051°17'30"E     ELEV 110 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Reconnaissance and Surveillance Center
UAV squadron Bayraktar TB2
The designation of the UAV squadron at Al-Shamal is not clear. It seems to operate under the flag of te Department of Defense "Reconnaissance and Surveillance Center" or RCS.
Doha (OTBD)

RWY 16/34     POS 25°15'40"N 051°33'54"E     ELEV 35 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
1st Fighter Wing
7th Air Superiority sq Mirage 2000-5DDA
Mirage 2000-5EDA

11th Close Air Support sq Alpha Jet E
2nd Rotary Wing
8th Anti Surface Vessel sq WS Commando 3

9th Multirole sq Commando 2A
Commando 2C
3rd Rotary Wing
LifeFlight AW139
At least one LifeFlight AW139 helicopter is usually present at Hamad General Hospital, Doha.

QA60 was the first long nose AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters for Qatar. Three are used for HEMS with LifeFlight.

John Berends

Tamim (--)

RWY 16/34     POS 25°28'06"N 050°59'59"E     ELEV 90 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
1st Fighter Wing
Al Adiyat Squadron Rafale EQ
Rafale DQ

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