Monday, June 30, 2014
PNoy to grace 67th anniversary of Air Force in Clark
CLARK AIR BASE, Pampanga-President Benigno Aquino III will grace Tuesday the 67th anniversary rites of Philippine Air Force (PAF) at the Haribon Hangar of Clark Air Base (CAB) in Pampanga.
Serving as the highlights of the event is a flyby of PAF assets over CAB field and conferment of awards to outstanding individuals and units.
The flyby shall include nine T-41D trainer aircraft from the PAF Flying School; three S-211 aircraft from the Air Defense Wing; two OV-10 broncos and two SF-260TP from the 15thStrike Wing; Nomad-22, Fokker-27, and C-130 Hercules from the 220th Airlift Wing; UH-1H helicopter from the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing; Sikorsky-76A, Bell 205, Huey II, and Sokol Helicopter from the 505th Search and Rescue Group; and MD520-MG Helicopter.
The Commander-In-Chief is also expected to deliver a message.
PAF was founded on July 1, 1947- two years after the end of World War II.
It traces its lineage to the Philippine Army Air Corp, which was established in 1941.
This year’s celebration carries the theme “PAF at 67: Soaring High for Peace, Freedom, and Development.”
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