September 30, 2022

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. Click to Enlarge

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.

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