PAF arranges scintillating airshow to celebrate Independence Day of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The skies of Islamabad were filled with the rainbow colours emanating from the roaring jets when they were rehearsing the breathtaking manoeuvres on a bright sunny day.

Although it was a full dress rehearsal, yet 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 the country.

The Air Show would be held in Fatima Jinnah Park F-9, Islamabad and Sea View, Karachi on 14 August, 2017. 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 has added 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 Tri-Services free fall display of Special Services personnel.

Mirage, SAAB-2000, and Augusta-139 from PAF, while MI-17 and PUMA helicopters from Army Aviation would also perform during the show in Islamabad at 1300 Hours; whereas, F-16, PAF aerobatics team Sherdil, P-3C Orion, Z-9, Alouette-III and Sea King helicopters would mesmerise the audience at Sea View Karachi at 1430 Hours on 14 August, 2017.

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