A C-130 aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) was declared runner-up at the Royal International Air Tattoo Show 2018 exhibiting in Britain's capital on Sunday.
The artistically painted number six squadron Hercules has been honoured out of 300 other aircraft at the exhibit, vying for the coveted Concours D’Elegance trophy.
Tattooed Aircraft 🎨✈️— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) July 12, 2018
A Pakistan Air Force C-130 aircraft arrives at Royal Air Force Base in Fairford UK to participate in the Royal International Air Tattoo show 2018. @defencedotpk pic.twitter.com/Exrh7sy3mJ
PAF aircraft arrives in UK ahead of international air tattoo show
In 2016, the PAF C-130 won the prestigious trophy after it was adjudged the best aircraft for highlighting Pakistan’s role and its sacrifices in the war against terror.
At UK Royal Tattoo Show 2018 and competition regarding culture and Different Exercises were held where all Air Forces of world participated with their Aircrafts, PAF C130 also participated in competition.— Xeeshan Sharif (@Djxeeshan) July 14, 2018
Alhumdolillah, they stood first in the competition. #Pakistan Zindabad pic.twitter.com/2yl9TAcTsc
The “International Centenary Celebrations of the Royal Air Force” themed ceremony was attended by Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Muhajid Anwar Khan.
Squadron No.6 of PAF wins the Concours d’Elegance🏆 at the Royal International Air Tattoo Show 2018.— Faeza Dawood (@FaezaDawood) July 14, 2018
Initial sources rectify it as Runners-up Trophy amidst tough competition. Always Proud of you,Well Done Boys ! #PeaceWithDignity #PAF #PakMilitary #PakistanZindabad 🇵🇰❤️ pic.twitter.com/dWVs74ZyRH
Ageing fighter jets still flying high in Pakistan
Congratulating PAF contingent for their performance, the air chief expressed hope that the exercise would project a soft image of the country across the world.
Earlier, PAF Chief Khan attended the Chief of Air Staff’s Air Power Conference themed “Building the Next Generation Air Force” in London.
The event was attended by over 60 international air chiefs from across the world and senior government ministers and high-ranking officials.
The Royal International Air Tattoo show features modern and classic aircraft from air forces have various countries participated in the annual event.