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 Post subject: Re-equipment ceremony held at No. 1 Fighter Conversion Unit
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Re-equipment ceremony held at No. 1 Fighter Conversion Unit, PAF Base Mianwali
January 5, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Re-equipment ceremony held at No 1 Fighter Conversion Unit, PAF Base Mianwali Thursday marked the end of long and illustrious services rendered by veteran Chinese FT-5 fighter trainer aircraft.

No 1 FCU, is now being re-equipped with modern state-of-the-art K-8P fighter trainer aircraft. Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the Chief Guest at the occasion.

The Chief Guest while addressing at the occasion said, “PAF has always matched numbers with quality training.

In this regard the advanced and focused training at No 1 FCU on K-8P aircraft would assist Pakistan Air Force to remain an air force second to none.

This aircraft will play an important role in the training of our pilots for the future and will have a significant impact on the Ops Readiness of the PAF.”

The event included the re-equipment ceremony parade and General Salute to the Chief Guest.

Later, a formation of 01 FT-5 and 02 K-8P aircraft presented a fly past. Large number of serving and retired PAF airmen including the veterans and Ex-Officers’ Commanding of No 1 FCU attended the ceremony.

No 1 Fighter Conversion Unit was established at PAF Base Masroor with Chinese built FT-5 aircraft on 28 April 1975 and was later shifted to PAF Base, Mianwali in November, 1975. The unit provides fighter flying training to the newly graduated pilots of PAF.

Source: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:07 pm 
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Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force meeting the Ex-Officers’ Commanding of No.1 FCU at the Re-equipment ceremony held at No 1 Fighter Conversion Unit, PAF Base Mianwali.

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Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force along with Ex-Officers’ Commanding of No 1 FCU at the Re-equipment ceremony held at No 1 Fighter Conversion Unit, PAF Base Mianwali.

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Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force being briefed about the history of No 1 FCU at the Re-equipment ceremony held at No 1 Fighter Conversion Unit, PAF Base Mianwali.

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Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force addressing the Re-equipment ceremony held at No 1 Fighter Conversion Unit, PAF Base Mianwali.

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A formation of 01 FT-5 and 02 K-8P Aircraft presenting a fly past during the Re-equipment ceremony held at No 1 Fighter Conversion Unit, PAF Base Mianwali.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:58 pm 
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No. 1 Fighter Conversion Unit Re-equipped With K-8P
January 5, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Air Chief Marshal, Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said on Thursday that PAF has always matched number with quality training.

He was addressing the re-equipment ceremony held at No.1 Fighter Conversion Unit, PAF Base Mianwali.

The ceremony marked the end of long and illustrious services rendered by veteran Chinese FT-5 fighter training aircraft.

Rao Qamar Suleman said the advanced and focussed training at No.1 FCU on K-8P aircraft would assist PAF to remain second to none.

“This aircraft will play an important role in the training of our pilots for the future and will have a significant impact on the operational readiness of the PAF,” he added.

Source: Associated Press of Pakistan


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Re-equipment ceremony held at No. 1 Fighter Conversion Unit, PAF Base Mianwali on January 5, 2012



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PAF grounds ageing FT-5 trainer aircraft
January 5, 2012

ISLAMABAD: After serving the Pakistan Air Force for over 36 years, the fleet of the two-seat fighter trainer aircraft, FT-5, stood retired on Thursday and replaced by advanced jet trainer K-8P.

“The re-equipment ceremony held at the No 1 fighter conversion unit, PAF Base Mianwali, marked the end of the long and illustrious services rendered by Chinese FT-5 fighter trainer aircraft. The FCU is now being re-equipped with the state-of-the-art K-8P fighter trainer aircraft,” an announcement by the PAF said.

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, who was the chief guest at the ceremony, said: “The advanced and focused training at No-1 FCU on K-8P aircraft would assist the PAF to remain an air force second to none. This aircraft will play an important role in the training of our pilots for the future and will have a significant impact on the Ops Readiness of the PAF.”

The unit imparts fighter flying training to the newly-graduated pilots of PAF.


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A young Humza Tariq aviation artist's sketch presented to the Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force on re-equipment ceremony held at No. 1 Fighter Conversion Unit, PAF Base Mianwali.

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Re-equipment ceremony of No. 1 Fighter Conversion Unit held
January 5, 2012

The Re-equipment ceremony held at No 1 Fighter Conversion Unit (FCU), PAF Base Mianwali on Thursday marked the end of long and illustrious services rendered by veteran Chinese FT-5 fighter trainer aircraft.

No 1 FCU is now being re-equipped with modern state-of-the-art K-8P fighter trainer aircraft.

Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

In a press release, the Chief Guest while addressing at the occasion said, "PAF has always matched numbers with quality training.

In this regard the advanced and focused training at No 1 FCU on K-8P aircraft would assist Pakistan Air Force to remain an air force second to none.

This aircraft will play an important role in training of our pilots for future and will have a significant impact on the Ops Readiness of the PAF."

The event included the re-equipment ceremony parade and General Salute to the Chief Guest.

Later, a formation of 01 FT-5 and 02 K-8P aircraft presented a fly past.

Large number of serving and retired PAF airmen including the veterans and Ex-Officers' Commanding of No 1 FCU attended the ceremony.

No 1 Fighter Conversion Unit was established at PAF Base Masroor with Chinese built FT-5 aircraft on April 28, 1975, and was later shifted to PAF Base, Mianwali in November 1975.

The unit provides fighter flying training to the newly graduated pilots of PAF.

Source: Brecorder


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K-8P aircraft replace FT-5 fighters at PAF Mianwali base
January 5, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The re-equipment ceremony held at No 1 Fighter Conversion Unit, PAF Base Mianwali, on Thursday marked the end of long and illustrious services rendered by veteran Chinese FT-5 fighter trainer aircraft.

The No 1 FCU is now being re-equipped with modern state-of-the-art K-8P fighter trainer aircraft. Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, was the chief guest on the occasion, says a press release. Addressing on the occasion, he said the PAF had always matched numbers with quality training.

In this regard, the advanced and focused training at No 1 FCU on K-8P aircraft would assist the PAF to remain an air force second to none. This aircraft will play an important role in the training of our pilots for the future and will have a significant impact on the readiness of the PAF.

Source: The News


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