Rayak AFB Open Day 2012

Lebanese Air Force Robinson R44 Raven II, IAR-330SM, Sikorsky S-61N and SA-342L Gazelle during the open day at the Rayak air base, September 2, 2012.

Lebanese Air Force IAR-330SM and Sikorsky S-61N during the open day at the Rayak air base, September 2, 2012.

Lebanese Air Force IAR-330SM and Sikorsky S-61N during the open day at the Rayak air base, September 2, 2012.

Lebanese Air Force Robinson R44 Raven II, IAR-330SM, Sikorsky S-61N and SA-342L Gazelle during the open day at the Rayak air base, September 2, 2012.

 

Source: Lebanese Army Website

 

 

 

 

 

Firefighting Helicopters

Some stunning photos of the Lebanese Air Force helicopters (UH-1H and S-61N) scrambled to help the firefighting vehicles in battling the blaze of a carpet factory that was engulfed in flames in the coastal town of Safra, north of Beirut, collapsed on Friday May 11:

Photo Credits: Mansour Hachem

Source: Flickr

More of Mansour Hachem’s work can be seen on his photostream

Helicopters in Lebanon

A number of higher quality photos of helicopters in Lebanon can be found on Aviationcorner.net website. Here are some of these stunning photos:

A Lebanese Air Force UH-1H at Naqoura UNIFIL HQ, Octobre 2008.(P.Samper)

A Lebanese Air Force UH-1H at Beirut Air Base, July 2011.(A.U.Monterde)

A Lebanese Air Force operated Sikorsky S-61N at Beirut Air Base, September 2011.(J.F. Diaz Mellardo)

A stunning view ofaA Lebanese Air Force operated Sikorsky S-61N and a Lebanese Air Force UH-1H at Beirut Air Base, September 2011.(J.F. Diaz Mellardo)

A Russian UNIFIL Mil Mi-8MTV-1 at Naqoura HQ, January 2007. (P.Samper)

An Italair UNIFIL AB-412HP at the Heli-Wash,Naqoura HQ, September 2008. (P.Samper)

An French Naval Aviation UNIFIL AS-565MB Panther, Naqoura HQ, September 2008. (P.Samper)

An French Naval Aviation UNIFIL SA-319B Alouette III, Naqoura HQ, September 2008. (P.Samper)

 

Much more photos can be found directly on the original website: http://www.aviationcorner.net

 

Photos of the Day

Last week Lebanon witnessed a high level of air patrols lead by the Lebanese Air Force in order to maintain security during Iranian Head of State visit. All Lebanese Air Force helicopters in flyable condition were used.

Two Sikorsky S-61N, some UH-1H and a newly received Lebanese Air Force SA-330 Puma taking position for the next patrol flight.

Another newly received Lebanese Air Force SA-330 Puma taking position for the next patrol flight.

A Lebanese Air Force SA.342L Gazelle coming back from a patrol.

Lebanese Air Force Helicopters in position. Note the Air Force M818 Fuel truck in the background. Another interesting Fuel truck to notice is the Berliet GLR 160 refuelling the Puma ( ;) Mathieu)