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Chinese-built FT-5 is the export designation of the JJ-5, two-seat advanced training version of the J-5 (Chinese built Mig-17) which itself is a variant of the Soviet Mig-17 fighter.
PAF FT-5 (serial# 55-1138) from No. 1 FCU. FT-5 jet trainer entered into service with PAF in 1975 with a total of 20 aircraft and No. 1 FCU started operations under the command of Sqn Ldr Muhammad Ehtisham Akram. [Picture courtesy: Hassan Riaz]
PAF FT-5 (serial# 55-1223) from No. 1 FCU. Pakistan Air Force FT-5 jet trainer flying over Mianwali. It was designated the Type 56 and was renamed the J-5. Variants of the J-5 include J-5A and JJ-5. [Picture courtesy: Hassan Riaz]
     
PAF FT-5s two ship formation. The export version to Pakistan was re-designated the FT-5. 'F' standing for fighter and the 'T' standing for 'trainer' and the '5' being the number from the original 'J-5' designation. The FT-5 was introduced in 1975 with about 25 aircraft. FT-5 was first used by the North Koreans in the Korean War in the 1950.
Flight line of Pakistan Air Force No. 1 Fighter Conversion Unit (FCU) at Mianwali, known as the Cradle of Fighter Pilots. The duration of a fighter conversion course is about six months.
PAF FT-5 (serial# 55-2218) from No. 1 FCU. FT-5 designed as an advanced training jet-fighter which seats two in tandem. It has dual controls and a raised seat for the instructor. FT-5 can be used in combat, since it carries a 23 mm gun and can carry air-to-air missiles for interception. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
     
Pakistan Air Force FT-5s two ship formation. During the fighter conversion course, students fly a total of ninety sorties on FT-5 aircraft, which includes instruments flying, close and battle formation, navigation and some advanced manoeuvring. [Picture courtesy: Hassan Riaz]
PAF FT-5 (serial# 55-1206) from No. 1 FCU. FT-5 is a tandem-seat, high-altitude, subsonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design. It is economical to operate, easy to maintain and yet a high performance aircraft.
Flight line of No. 1 Fighter Conversion Unit (FCU). During 1978 to 1988, the average induction per course was twenty-six; the attrition rate was 12.37 per cent and the average number of students who graduated per course was twenty-four.
     
PAF FT-5 (serial# 55-1201) from No. 1 FCU. If pilots are selected to fly the K-8 for the AJT phase, then they will stay at Risalpur, but if it is the Chinese FT-5 jet trainer, the next stop is Mianwali, home to the No. 1 FCU - the Cradle of Fighter Pilots.
PAF FT-5 (serial# 55-2215) from No. 1 FCU. Once the newly qualified pilots have succeeded in gaining their flying wings, they posted to No. 37 Combat Training Wing (CTW) at PAF Base Mianwali - the Cradle of Fighter Pilots. [Picture courtesy: Holger Müller]
Pakistan Air Force FT-5 jet fighter trainer from No. 1 Fighter Conversion Unit (FCU) coming in to land at the Mianwali Air Base, home to the No. 1 FCU - the Cradle of Fighter Pilots. [Picture courtesy: Holger Müller]
     
Pakistan Air Force FT-5s two ship formation. During the fighter conversion course on FT-5s, young pilots will get the chance to fly 10-12 dual sorties on the FT-5 before going solo.
Flight line of No. 1 Fighter Conversion Unit (FCU). At the end of the course, two trophies are awarded: one for the best performance in flying and the other for the best overall performance.
Flight line of No. 1 Fighter Conversion Unit (FCU). During the fighter conversion course, students are evaluated in the following areas: flying skills, ground studies and discipline.
     
 
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