PAF Celebrates 67th Year Learning The Jets Anew

1 July 2014

Philippine Air Force showcased 50 of its air assets highlighted by a fly-by display at its 67th anniversary held in Haribon Hangar, Air Force City in Clark Air Base, Pampanga, Tuesday morning.

The fly-by display was highlighted by the return of three S-211 jets to air service used for pilot training on the future FA-50 fleet of the PAF which will start delivery next year, complimented by the aerobatic team from the PAF Flying School, named the Ravens, which used 16 SF-260FH/M trainer planes in its aerial capability demonstration, as well as the three C-130 Hercules cargo planes together with other air assets to include one F-28, 2 F-27 Fokker, three N-22 Nomad planes, two OV-10 Bronco bombers, two SF-260TP warrior, nine T-41D trainers, LC-210 weather aircraft, four MG-520 gunship helicopters, four UH-1H Huey helicopters, one Bell 205, pair of Huey II rescue helicopters, six Sokol rescue helicopters, and three S-76A air ambulances.

President Benigno Aquino III said that beginning next year, the PAF will be officially back to the jet age with the arrival of brand new interdiction jet, the FA-50 from South Korea.

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