Turkish, Saudi aerobatic teams to feature in PAF’s Independence Day air show

Posted In: News Date:Aug 13th, 2017

The special appearance of “Solo Turk”, the famous Turkish aerobatic team of Turkish Air Force and the internationally acclaimed “Saudi Hawks” of Royal Saudi Air Force alongside PAF aircraft will add colours to the mega event.

The members of the two teams in a media interaction here at Air Headquarters (AHQ) on Sunday expressed happiness to be part of Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations.

“We will hold demo flight in order to show infinite brotherhood between Turkish and Pakistani nations,” Emrah Bayri, First Lieutenant of Turkish Air Force and member of Solo Turk team told media.

He said Solo Turk team was consisted of two pilots – Captain Erhan Gunar and Captain Serdar Dogan, who would fly the demo aircraft in sequence, supported by 11 personnel.

“During the show Solo Turk pilot will put the aircraft to limits of plus 9 G’s to negative 3 G’s by the support of a very powerful engine of F-16C.

“Flares dispensed by the aircraft will enhance the visualization of the demo accompanied by smoke-winders at its each tip,” he added.

He said it would be his team’s effort to put a better show on the stage for the spectators.

“All the maneuvers are improved by our pilots, who have high standard of education. The whole show has been developed without support of any other demo team. Surely, we can say this is belonging to our nation,” he remarked.