HAL Chetak [Z406]
An instructional airframe - The only helicopter at AFTC
|HAL Chetak Z-406 is used for Helicopter related training with the AFTC.|
Since the trainee officers at AFTC are also trained in the basics of helicopter maintenance, a Chetak helicopter Z-406 is in the collection of AFTC.
Prior to the Chetak, it is believed that a rare Sikorsky S-55 was based at AFTC for helicopter related training. But no trace of the aircraft exist today.
|Z-406 was moved to outside area in Dec 2005.|
It is not known as to when Z-406 came to AFTC but it is likely that the helicopter came here at the end of its TTL as it sports an early serial number.