KONYA,TURKEY 18 June, 2015: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force participated in the Air Forces exercise “Anatolian Eagle” at Konya, Turkey. The Air Chief flew in F-16 with the other fighter pilots of the PAF contingent. The subject exercise started on 8th June and will culminate on 19th June, 2015.
Pakistan Air Force has been participating in Anatolian Eagle since 2004 and this is PAF’s 9th participation in this exercise. PAF has also been participating in number of International Air Exercises with some of the best Air Forces of the world, including operational exercise Shaheen with PLA Air Force (China), United States Air Force (USAF), Italian Air Force, Turkish Air Force (TuAF) and Air Forces of other allied countries.
Similarly, Exercises Red Flag and Green Flag are conducted between PAF and USAF. Pakistan Air Force emphasizes on the combat training of its air and ground crew and regularly undertakes Air Exercises with Allied Air Forces. These Exercises not only play a vital role in honing the combat skills of PAF Air Crew but also enable them to learn the latest Air Power employment strategies in complex theaters of warfare.