PAF squadron reaches UK to participate in Royal Air Tattoo show


ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) C-130 aircraft, carrying the message of peace which is painted on its giant tail, reached the Royal Air Force Base at Fairford (UK) on Thursday.

The squadron will be vying for the coveted Concours D’ Elegance trophy at the Royal International Air Tattoo Show 2017 which will be opened for the general public between July 14 and 17.

The theme of this year’s airshow is 21st century partnerships. The PAF contingent, comprising air and ground crew, will be participating in the various competitions and events organised at this mega-event. PAF C-130 had also won the prestigious trophy last year, when it was adjudged the best aircraft for highlighting Pakistan’s role and its sacrifices in the war against terror.

Reputed to be one of the biggest military air shows in the world, the Royal International Air Tattoo Show features modern military and classic aircrafts from the reputed air forces of the world.

Various air forces, aircraft operators, aerospace and technology companies as well as organisations are also participating in this mega show.