PAF holds mega air show in Islamabad, Karachi on Independence Day


ISLAMABAD Aug 14 (TNS): 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 on Monday.

The event was held at the Fatima Jinnah Park. 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 color 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.

F-16, PAF aerobatics team Sherdil, P-3C Orion, Z-9, Alouette-III and Sea King helicopters performed at Sea View in Karachi.