The passing out parade of Aero Apprentices was held at PAF Base, Korangi Creek, Karachi on January 20, 2017. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the chief guest at the occasion.
While addressing the Aero Apprentices, the Air Chief said,“PAF is passing through a revamping stage because the technology of air warfare is changing rapidly. We have no choice but to match the speed of change and make PAF a potent force – second to none. To meet these challenges, we are inducting sate-of-the-art weapons and must train hard to acquaint ourselves with these modern systems.” The chief guest further said, “I would urge you to fully devote your time and energy to your profession and work with resolute commitment to attain mastery in your respective trades. Remember! There is no room for complacency or short-cut in a challenging profession like yours.”
A total of 823 Aero Apprentices including personnel from Jordan and Pakistan Navy successfully completed their technical training. The Air Chief awarded trophies to the distinction holders. The ceremony was witnessed by high-ranking military and civil officials, foreign dignitaries and families of the graduating Aero Apprentices.