Zarb-e-Azb themed PAF aircraft wins trophy at UK air show

Over 50 nations with 200 aircrafts from across the world competed for the coveted trophy

APP July 11, 2016
A C-130 aircraft of Pakistan Air Force participating in the Royal International Air Tattoo Show 2016 at Royal Air Force Base in Fairford UK on July 10, 2016. PHOTO: PAF

ISLAMABAD: A C-130 aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has won the Concours D' Elegance trophy Air Tattoo Show 2016 at Royal Air Force Base Fair Ford, UK.

Over 50 nations with 200 aircrafts from across the world competed for the coveted trophy; however, the PAF C-130 stole the show with its attractive Zarb-e-Azb theme colours.

The trophy won by PAF. PHOTO: PAF

Air Marshal Asad Lodhi, Vice Chief of the Air Staff visited the venue on Sunday and congratulated the PAF air and ground crew for winning the prestigious trophy and bringing laurels to the country.

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Talking to the PAF contingent, he appreciated their untiring efforts for achieving the honour, saying the achievement would go a long way in projecting the soft image of the country across the world, said a statement.

The PAF C-130 continued to attract large crowd on the last day of the show as well. People thronged to catch a glimpse of the display aircraft painted in Zarb-e-Azb theme.

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The PAF contingent comprising air and ground crew participated in the various competitions and events organised at the Royal International Air Tattoo Show-2016.

This is the second time the air force has won the prestigious trophy as PAF C-130 participated in the event in July 2006 as well and had won three major trophies in the competition.


Reader | 5 years ago | Reply Great Job PAF. No doubt PAF retains best human resources in the country. Congrats Shaheens
Adnan Siddiqi | 5 years ago | Reply Yahoooooo!!!! Now the only thing left for PAF to do is turn on it's radars and intercept the US Special Forces outfit the next time it decides to ride on helicopter and conduct a raid in Abbottabad or shoot down those damn drones for a change.
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