ISLAMABAD-A graduation ceremony was held at Transport Conversion School (TCS) Pakistan Air Force Base, Chaklala.
Air Marshal Hifazat Ullah Khan, Vice Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the chief guest on the occasion.
The 2nd Multi Engine Course, 28th Navigation Course and 19th Flight Engineers Course graduated on the occasion.
Two Nigerian Officers of 19th C-130 Aircraft Commander Course also completed their training successfully.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest said, Airpower plays a major role in determining and projecting national power. During war, the air transport component of air power has an extremely critical role to play.
Especially, for air forces with limited resources and large frontiers to defend, the tactical transport operations constitute a force multiplier.
Rapid deployment of air assets of a tactical air force, from one theatre of war to another, ensures effective and efficient utilisation of its war potentials.
He further said, The ongoing up gradation of PAFs transport element speaks of the weightage given to this all-important aspect by the Air Staff.
The avionics up grade of the C-130 aircraft is progressing at a good pace. Induction of IL-78 Tanker and Transport aircraft is about to materialise. In order to provide a constant stream of well-trained aircrew to fully assimilate this phenomenal expansion, the role and task of TCS would enhance manifold.
I am sure that TCS will uphold its rich tradition of training aircrew inline with the highest standards of PAF.
Later, Air Marshal Hifazat Ullah Khan awarded certificates and trophies to graduating aircrew.
Best performance trophy in second multi-engine Course went to Flying Officer Salman Safdar Cheema, best performance in 28th Navigation Course was awarded to Pilot Officer Imad Tariq and trophy for Best performance in19th flight engineers course was given to Senior Technician Abdul Qadir.