ISLAMABAD: On 70th Independence anniversary of the country, Pakistan Air Force along with aerobatic teams from Turkey and Saudi Arabia performed an air show in federal capital today (Monday).
The event was held at the Fatima Jinnah Park with regard to the Independence Day.
President Mamnoon Hussain, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, senior civil and military dignitaries besides a large number of people attended the event.
The special appearance of “Solo Turk”, the famous Turkish aerobatic team of Turkish Air Force and the internationally acclaimed “Saudi Hawks” of Royal Saudi Air Force alongside PAF aircraft added colours to the mega event.
The JF-17 Thunder also performed besides the two teams from brotherly countries, Another salient feature of the show is the Tri-Services free fall display of Special Services personnel.
Mirage, SAAB-2000, and Augusta-139 from PAF and MI-17 and PUMA helicopters from Army Aviation also performed in the show.
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Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman addressed the participants at the end of ceremony in the federal capital.
“I am thankful to [participant] countries for taking part in Pakistan Air Force (PAF)’s event. I am proud to have pilots from Turkey and Saudi Arabia for participating in the air show.”
He also expressed gratitude at the presence of China’s vice premier in the federal capital on Independence Day.
Paying rich tributes to martyrs, the air chief marshal asserted that the entire nation stands steadfast against terrorism, adding that PAF inflicted massive damages to terrorists by destroying their sanctuaries along Western border.
PAF AIR SHOW AT SEA VIEW IN KARACHI
F-16, PAF aerobatics team Sherdil, P-3C Orion, Z-9, Alouette-III and Sea King helicopters performed air show at Sea View in Karachi.