An impressive Aerobatics display was arranged by Pakistan Airforce at F9 Park in Islamabad in conjunction with the 70th Independence Anniversary of Pakistan.
President Mamnoon Hussain was the Chief Guest on this occasion. He was accompanied by Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir and the Chief of Air Staff , Air Chief Mrashal Sohail Aman.
Aerobatics display included spectacular aerial maneuvers by Pakistan Airforce such as Mirage, SAAB 2000, Helicopters like Augusta Westland 139, Puma SA 330, M1-17 of Pakistan Army, Wolf 1 Helicopters, and it culminated with a performance by JF 17 Thunder, special feature of the aerobatics show was the performance by Turkish Airforce team flying F-16, and famous Saudi Hawks team of Royal Saudi Airforce,
Audience comprising Government Officials and Diplomats as well as a large number of civilians witnessed the event.
At the end of the Air Show, President of Pakistan addressed the gathering and spoke about the excellence of Pakistan Airforce which was evident by the aerobatics display and commended the PAF Shaheens.
Mamnoon Hussain praised the performance of Pakistan Airforce in war against terrorism. President Mamnoon Hussain called PAF,S JF 17 Thunder Aircraft as the Symbol of Pakistan China Friendship.
He also mentioned that Pakistan is a thorn in the Eye of the Enemy and it has tried to launch aggression numerous times but has failed in its objectives.
Earlier in his address Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman praised PAF for its Professional display during the Aerobatics Show.
He specially called the participation of Saudi Hawks Team and Turkish Airforce Team in the Aerobatics display as a manifestation of Pakistan, Friendship with Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
He also spoke about the presence of Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang in Islamabad to mark Independence Day of Pakistan as a manifestation of close Pakistan-China Friendship.