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    Quote Originally Posted by Haleef View Post
    Mostly base training. I live closer to Ratmalana airport, and almost all the time Y-12s and Cessna aircraft fly about, sometimes even a Bell 412 or Mi-17.
    Don't bigger planes than the Y-12 land?
    When is the scheduled Helitours MA-60 plane landing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLD View Post
    Don't bigger planes than the Y-12 land?
    When is the scheduled Helitours MA-60 plane landing?
    IL76 of Indian Airforce once landed at RML several years ago.

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    Why can't SLAF planes fix ADS-B transponders? Isn't it easy for them and aviation enthusiasts to track?
    (can it be for security reasons?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haleef View Post
    Sri Lanka Air Force had trained one of their F-7 fighter aircraft during the past two days. I got information that it was an air test that was done by a Chinese pilot. Today hopefully there will be another test flight from Katunayake, that will be to the North of VCBI, towards Kurunegala. Wonder what these tests are for?
    http://www.airforce.lk/news.php?news=3232

    This explains all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLD View Post
    Don't bigger planes than the Y-12 land?
    When is the scheduled Helitours MA-60 plane landing?
    Bigger planes do come by, such as the Antonov AN-32B, C-130K and mostly the MA-60 aircraft. Nowadays even commercial/private jets come by too on short stopovers.
    The Helitours MA-60 aircraft normally touches down at 1600hrs (4.30pm) or sometimes a bit late too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLD View Post
    Finally they've overhauled the F-7BS aircraft too! So I think now there are 4 F-7 fighters in service with the ones that joined recently? First two registrations are SFI-782 and SFI-783. Wonder what the other two are?
    Heard that even the other C-130K, SCH-881 (former SCH-3402) is also nearing the overhaul completion. So I think we will have 2 C-130K Hercules back in the fleet again like the good old times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haleef View Post
    Bigger planes do come by, such as the Antonov AN-32B, C-130K and mostly the MA-60 aircraft. Nowadays even commercial/private jets come by too on short stopovers.
    The Helitours MA-60 aircraft normally touches down at 1600hrs (4.30pm) or sometimes a bit late too.
    Do you know the flight path?
    Does it come from Jaffna or Trincomalee ? But, I have never seen a landing at that time

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLD View Post
    Do you know the flight path?
    Does it come from Jaffna or Trincomalee ? But, I have never seen a landing at that time
    I'm not quite sure..

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    Major breakthrough in MiG deal investigation

    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_...e_title=168388
    Last edited by Serendib; 17-07-2017 at 07:12 PM.

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    Two F-7 Aircraft Accepted after Overhaul at the SLAF Overhaul Facility
    http://www.airforce.lk/news.php?news=3232

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    Airforce Commander at MAKS 2017, what are those jets in the background of the discussion Mig 29's?

    http://www.airforce.lk/news.php?news=3244

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdk2008 View Post
    Airforce Commander at MAKS 2017, what are those jets in the background of the discussion Mig 29's?

    http://www.airforce.lk/news.php?news=3244
    Yakalov 130 - which he is pictured in as well. A much better choice compared to JF-17 if they are looking seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdk2008 View Post
    Airforce Commander at MAKS 2017, what are those jets in the background of the discussion Mig 29's?

    http://www.airforce.lk/news.php?news=3244
    According to the pictures looks like SLAF team inspected below Russian products and
    visited the stall Of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC).

    The Yak-130 two-seat operational trainer provides for the basic and advanced training of pilots for existing and future warplanes, including generation “4++” and “5” ultra-maneuverable fighters.

    Link - http://www.uacrussia.ru/en/aircraft/...itary/yak-130/



    The MiG-35 multi-role fighter representing further refinement of the MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2 warplanes aimed at higher combat effectiveness and versatility, as well as better operating performance.

    Link - http://www.uacrussia.ru/en/aircraft/...litary/mig-35/



    The Su-30SM multirole fighter is the further development of the Su-30MK combat aircraft family. The Su-30SM two-seat fighter is supermaneuverable, equipped with active phased array radar, thrust vectoring engines and canard surfaces. The fighter can use modern and advanced precise air-to-air and air-to-surface armament.

    Link - http://www.uacrussia.ru/en/aircraft/...itary/su-30sm/


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    Russia likely to offer a credit line facility to purchase the jets…

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    I hope we go for the the SU 30's

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