By Arif Qureshi
Islamabad: A team of Royal Saudi Air Force special professional team “Saudi Hawks” participated in airshow on the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day 14th August at F-9 Park, Islamabad on Monday. Earlier on Sunday addressing a press conference along with Pakistani and Turkish air force representatives Colonel Musa Alfifi, the team leader of “Saudi Hawks” said that we feel honored and happy to be here to take part in Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations. He further said that all his team members were looking forward to present a great show for the people of Pakistan. He added that they would love to come back here and present their aerobatic skills in front of the Pakistani brothers and sisters.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pakistan with splendor, PAF has arranged the largest ever air show in the history of Pakistan which will be held at Islamabad and Karachi on the Independence Day. Besides PAF aircraft, world renowned aerobatic teams from our brotherly countries Turkey and Saudi Arabia are also performing in this show as a sincere gesture of their love and affection for the people of Pakistan. “Solo Turk” famous aerobatics team of Turkish Air Force and acclaimed “Saudi Hawks” from Royal Saudi Air Force had a media interaction at PAF Complex, Islamabad today.
In his opening remarks Air Commodore Muhammad Ali, Acting Director Media Affairs, Pakistan Air Force thanked the media for their support and playing pivotal role in the projection of positive image of the country. Air Commodore Ahsan Rafiq, Assistant Chief the Air Staff (Operations) highlighted the significance of the air show and expressed his gratitude to both the teams for performing in the 14th August airshow at F-9 Park, Islamabad.
Solo Turk team pilots, Captain Erhan Gunar and Captain Serdar Dogan, expressed their happiness to be a part of this grand event. They lauded the hospitality offered to them by Pakistani counterparts as well as the general public. They highlighted that their participation in the airshow is a manifestation of their unending affection and brotherhood between the two brotherly countries.