Air Force: Pakistan, Turkey sign MoU for training pilots

Published: June 18, 2015
PHOTO: Pakistan Embassy Ankara

PHOTO: Pakistan Embassy Ankara


Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Turkish Air Force at the opening ceremony of Multinational Military Flight Crew Training (MMFCT) Centre on Wednesday.

Both the air forces have agreed to exchange two pilots for training every year. This would enhance the bilateral relations at a grass root level.

According to PAF, the main purpose of Multinational Military Flight Crew Training Centre (MMFCT-C) is to provide comprehensive training solutions to Fighter Pilots of Allies and to develop flight training tactics and techniques in line with Nato operational requirements.

It would also hone the interoperability amongst allies and partners for future operations and exercises.

The air chief also visited the Headquarters of Turkish Air Force.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 18th, 2015.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Khan
    Jun 18, 2015 - 12:33PM

    Exchanging just 2 pilots a years and this makes a big news!!Recommend

  • London Banker
    Jun 18, 2015 - 1:40PM

    Excellent step but the scope appears insignificant. Recommend

  • Shafaq
    Jun 18, 2015 - 3:23PM


  • shahid
    Jun 18, 2015 - 4:16PM

    One should be enough as it is to understand and be familiar with the command & control systems of NATO operational systems and they can understand ours in case of cross functional requirements during emergencies and of course, during war, if required for PAF to operate and do combat missions using NATO combat aircrafts. So, 2 is always better per year, it is called a lead and a backup. They then pass thru downstream the info received. Recommend

  • Sonny Afridi
    Jul 31, 2015 - 4:16PM


    BINGO! You nailed it sir!Recommend

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