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- Friday, September 27, 2013 - From Print Edition


RISALPUR: The graduation ceremony of 111 Non GD course of College of Flying Training was held at PAF Academy here on Thursday.


According to a press release, Air Marshal Syed Athar Hussain Bukhari, vice chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the chief guest on the occasion.The graduating cadets belonging to engineering, logistics, information technology, education, accounts, meteorology, and medical branches of the PAF were awarded with branch insignias. Officer Cadet Raheel was awarded the trophy for Best Overall Performance in the course.


While addressing the graduating cadets, the chief guest said, “You must be aware that Pakistan Air Force is in the process of transitioning from the legacy systems to modern and Hi-tech equipment.


A number of new platforms and weapon systems have already been inducted. While the PAF’s actual potential is its human resource, who operate and maintain the state-of-the-art equipment, your contribution towards the overall mission of PAF counts a lot.”


The chief guest further said, “I must stress that professional competence, skilful application of knowledge, teamwork and above all, a positive attitude towards service is extremely important for you to meet the challenges that lie ahead.”


The ceremony was followed by an exhilarating aerial display by the PAF Academy Aerobatics team ‘Sherdils’. Earlier, the chief guest was received by Air Vice Marshal Rashid Kamal, Air Officer Commanding PAF Academy, Risalpur.