53rd Paris Air Show: PAF's JF-17 Thunder starts practice drills

Published: June 15, 2019
Email
53rd Paris Air Show to be held from 17th to 23 of this month at Le Bourget Airport in Paris. PHOTO COURTESY: RADIO PAKISTAN

53rd Paris Air Show to be held from 17th to 23 of this month at Le Bourget Airport in Paris. PHOTO COURTESY: RADIO PAKISTAN

Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) JF-17 Thunder kicked off on Saturday its practice drills in the French capital for the 53rd Paris Air Show to be held from 17th to 23rd of this month at Le Bourget Airport.

The PAF contingent comprising three JF-17 Thunder aircraft along with the air and ground crew are in Paris to participate in the mega event, reported Radio Pakistan.

The PAF demo team practiced a series of aerobatic drills and is fully prepared to woo the spectators in the largest air show of the world.

One PAF JF-17 aircraft would perform flying display on each day of the show while the other would be put on static display showcasing its lethal and sophisticated weaponry.

The first four days of the show will be reserved for trade visitors, while the next three days will be open to the general public.

The JF-17 aerial display is considered to be a major attraction of the show, providing an opportunity to showcase its cutting edge capabilities.

It would also allow potential customers to assess its abilities and help its promotion in the international market.

Organised by the French Aerospace Industries Association, the Paris Air Show  is the largest aerospace-industry exhibition type air show in the world in terms of the number of exhibitors and size of exhibit space.

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (1)

  • Sophie
    Jun 15, 2019 - 8:35PM

    Didn’t we just read an article which indicated were still buying this plane from China? That would imply we lack the production capability to supply our own military needs … and spending money on “airshows” seems like a waste of precious money. Recommend

Leave Your Reply Below

Your comments may appear in The Express Tribune paper. For this reason we encourage you to provide your city. The Express Tribune does not bear any responsibility for user comments.

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see our Comments FAQ.

More in Pakistan