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Air Force Flag

by Victor Lomantsov, 2 May 2005

The President  Mr. Alexander Lukashenko has approved a resolution on  flag of the Air Force and Air Defence Corps of  Republic of Belarus in his Decree number 17 dated 19.01.2005.
The emblem  responding to 2/5 of the total flag width is placed on a blue field of flag with yellow beams. This emblem of Belarusian Air Force and Air Defence Corps  has been authorized on April, 22, 2003 by the Decree number 163 of Presidents Mr.Alexander Lukashenko.
The official description is: The heraldic badge - emblem of  Air Force and Air Defence Corps of Belarus represents stylized golden images of  arrow, lightnings and wings combined with a wreath from golden oak and laurel branches, located in the center of a figured blue shield (baroque type), golden bordered and topped with a five-pointed golden star. This shield is located on a silver medal star.
This Decree  is officially published in the National Register of legal acts of  Republic of Belarus.
This flag of Belarusian Air Force  have similarity to the flag of  Air  Forces of Soviet Union as well to the modern flag of Air Forces of Russia.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 2 May 2005

The Website of the Belarussian Ministry of Defense has an image of the banner, located at <>. The close up of the badge can be seen at <>.
Zachary Harden, 3 May 2005

This strictly follows the design of the Soviet Air Force flag. The coincidence with the Ukrainian national colors is just that - a coincidence.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 May 2005

Aircraft Marking and Fin Flash

image by Zachary Harden, 8 August 2019

Before 2012, according to Military Aircraft Insignia of the World [cos98] and <, the VVS kept the former Soviet insignia.
Dov Gutterman, 12 June 2004

The national flag is used as the fin flash. However, there is not a standard pattern used for the flash; there is a waving flag and also a slanted flag.
Zachary Harden, 8 August 2019

Proposed Aircraft Marking

image located by Siôn T. Jobbins, 12 July 2017

It seems the Belarusian air force roundel was adapted in 2012: "Some in the Belarusian Air Force suggested that they change the roundel of their air force after Russia modified its own red star roundel. After deliberations, this was approved in 2012."
Siôn T. Jobbins, 12 July 2017

I could not find anything official and this seems to be a private idea; such a change of emblem was not even discussed.
Zachary Harden, 8 August 2019