PAF jets take to the skies to mark Independence Day

*Famous Turkish aerobatic team 'Solo Turk' and acclaimed 'Saudi Hawks' of Royal Saudi Air Force to participate in Aug 14 air show

PAF jets take to the skies to mark Independence Day

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets on Saturday rehearsed for the mega air show being held on August 14 to mark the Independence Day.

Though it was a rehearsal, the venue was filled with people to witness this jaw-dropping aerial display. The rehearsal was carried out in connection with the preparations for the largest ever air show by PAF in the history of Pakistan to mark the 70th anniversary of Pakistan.

The air show will be held in Fatima Jinnah Park F-9, Islamabad on August 14. 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 will add colours to this mega event.

Besides the two teams from brotherly countries, the pride of Pakistan JF-17 Thunder is also performing in the much awaited airshow. Another salient feature of the show is the free fall display of Special Services personnel.

Mirage, SAAB-2000, and Augusta-139 from PAF, while MI-17 and PUMA helicopters from Army Aviation will also perform during the show in Islamabad at 1pm on August 14. F-16, PAF aerobatics team Sherdil, P-3C Orion, Z-9, Alouette-III and Sea King helicopters will mesmerise the audience at Sea View Karachi at 2.30pm on Independence Day.



Published in Daily Times, August 13th 2017.