There is an interesting line of Sri Lanka Air Force combat aircraft and helicopters (possibly helicopter gunships) on Google Maps (satellite view). In the tradition of my old Google Earth Posts I have included included a screen shot. For the nosy types, here's the Google Maps satellite view link. Both show a tight line up … Continue reading Interesting Sri Lanka Air Force combat aircraft line up on Google Maps
The Sri Lanka Airforce website has powerful photos of the current flooding. All taken from SLAF relief flights. The photos make words useless. Even the mundane ones hace a strangeness about them. The expressways standing neat and clean against the brown water. Rivers and the roads merged in the same flat colour. Each roof sticking … Continue reading Aerial Photos: Sri Lanka Floods
Google has updated its satellite imagery for parts of Sri Lanka. Pictured below is one of the revelations of this update: the largest runway constructed by the LTTE terrorists. It is located near Mulativu. It is possibly the largest air strip ever build by a terrorist group. The Youtube video at the end of this … Continue reading Updated: Satellite images of northern Sri Lanka
The Sri Lanka air force website has aerial photos of the flooding in Batticaloa and Ampara. It looks bad. Heartening to know that at least some aid is being flown in. Indi has a post with some links to making donations.
Sri Lankan Fighter Pilots Facebook page has quite a few interesting pictures of behinds the scenes life in the SLAF. The most interesting photo for me is this pilot's self portrait taken in the cockpit of of a K-8 Karakorum. The framing of the shot is iconic particularly given the situation when it was taken. … Continue reading Sri Lankan Fighter Pilots Facebook page
Aviation photographer Suresh A. Atapattu generously identified the SLAF museum's out door aircraft exhibits seen in the Google Earth screen grab below. He also went through the trouble of re-numbering the aircraft in the image. His numbers in yellow correspond to the table below. This image was originally used in my post about the Sri … Continue reading Sri Lanka Air Force museum aircraft identified from Google Earth
Aerial photographs of Colombo's flood damage are on the Sri Lanka Air Force website. These are the result of flood damage assessment flights carried out by the SLAF. Some parts of the city looks like spilt milk tea. My parent's place took a dip of sorts. Thankfully they were away. In typical fashion their neighbours … Continue reading Recent Colombo flood damage: helicopter view