Interesting Sri Lanka Air Force combat aircraft line up on Google Maps


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

Sri Lankan Fighter Pilots Facebook page


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

Sri Lanka Air Force museum aircraft identified from Google Earth


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

Sri Lanka Air Force Museum: Google Earth view


The Google Earth satellite imagery of Ratmalana Sri Lanka Air Force base has been recently updated. The Google Earth satellite screen-shot in this post shows the recently renovated and expanded Sri Lanka Air Force Museum. I have crudely numbered the out door exhibits visible in the image. Despite all my Google Earthing, I'm a lousy … Continue reading Sri Lanka Air Force Museum: Google Earth view

SLAF Tigers and Chipmunks


Did anyone see the restored Sri Lanka Air Force De Havilland Tiger Moth and Chipmunk aircraft in the air on the 5th? Hope there are some pics of it on the web besides the news item on the SLAF website. Apparently they are the oldest birds in Sri Lanka right now. Updated Sept 2010

Sri Lanka AIr Force jets Katunayake air base – ground level image


Found a ground level image of Sri Lanka Air Force jet aircraft on the apron at the Katunayake Air Force Base which was previously featured in my google earth video post. Details are best seen if you follow this direct link to the original high resolution image. The photo seems to have been taken from a … Continue reading Sri Lanka AIr Force jets Katunayake air base – ground level image

SLAF jet squadron tarmac time lapse video


Youtube video below (my first!) shows a time lapse satellite view of the tarmac around Katunayake air force base jet aircraft hangers. I am not an expert in identifying military aircraft from satellite photos. Perhaps those who can would contribute via the comment box or the very cool youtube video annotations feature. Your choices are down to … Continue reading SLAF jet squadron tarmac time lapse video