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Air Force Flag (Jordan)

Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Malakiya al-Urduniya

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image by Eugene Ipavec and Željko Heimer, 06 May 2007

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In [Pedersen 1980 there are several air force flags with roundels. All have the same pattern; light blue, the national flag in the canton, the air force roundel in the fly. One of them is Jordan.
Mark Sensen, 22 June 1997

Air Force Roundel and Fin Flash

Fin Flash
[Air Force Roundel (Jordan)]
[Air Force Fin Flash (Jordan)]
image by Eugene Ipavec and Ivan Sarajcic
image by Željko Heimer

The Jordani aircraft marking is a black-white-green roundel with a red sector (about 60 degrees) in top containing the seven-pointed star. A note in [Album des Pavillons 2000 explains that the national flag is painted on the fin, with the hoist side towards the front. The data in [Cochrane and Elliott 1998 matches with [Album des Pavillons 2000, and also claims that these emblems were used in 1949 when the Arab Legion Air Force, later Royal Jordani Air Force, was established and have not been changed since.
Željko Heimer, 05 Mar 2002

The RJAF (Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Malakiya al-Urduniya) was formed in 1949 and used the roundel and fin flash ever since.
The roundel is "classic" green-white-black, with a red triangle at the top (whose base curves to follow the edge of the roundel and which occupies 1/4 of the total area), charged with "Jordanian" star. National flag used as fin flash. See photo.
Dov Gutterman, 18 Jun 2004

Erroneous Air Force Flag and Roundel

[Erroneous Air Force Flag (Jordan)] 1:2
image by Mark Sensen

The roundel on the [Pedersen 1980 flag is wrong.
Dov Gutterman, 18 Jun 2004

Royal Aicraft Marking

The royal jet carries the Royal Standard on the fuselage.
Eugene Ipavec, 06 May 2007