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- Friday, January 06, 2012 - From Print Edition


ISLAMABAD: The re-equipment ceremony held at No 1 Fighter Conversion Unit, PAF Base Mianwali, on Thursday marked the end of long and illustrious services rendered by veteran Chinese FT-5 fighter trainer aircraft.


The No1 FCU is now being re-equipped with modern state-of-the-art K-8P fighter trainer aircraft. Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, was the chief guest on the occasion, says a press release. Addressing on the occasion, he said the PAF had always matched numbers with quality training.


In this regard, the advanced and focused training at No1 FCU on K-8P aircraft would assist the PAF to remain an air force second to none. This aircraft will play an important role in the training of our pilots for the future and will have a significant impact on the readiness of the PAF.