The Philippine Air Force (PAF) celebrated its 68th founding anniversary in Clark Air Base, Pampanga today. President Benigno S. Aquino III led today’s celebration. In his speech, the President urged PAF to continue in the right, straight path so that positive reforms in the organization could be sustained.
He said that PAF Flight Plan 2028 will be under three administrations, “kung gusto nating makitang magtagumpay ang planong ito, kailangang tuloy-tuloy ang pagpanig natin sa Daang Matuwid.”
“Oras nga po na lumihis tayo mula rito, pihadong mauudlot ang pagsagad ninyo sa positibong pagbabagong ating nasimulan,” Aquino said.
PAF Flight Plan 2028 visions to build capability to detect, identify, intercept and neutralize intrusions in entire Philippine Air Defense Identification Zone (PADIZ) and West Philippine Sea by year 2028.
President Aquino said deliveries of C-295 medium lift transport aircraft and Bell 412 helicopters have started. He added that C-212 light lift transports and FA-50 lead-in fighter trainer jets will also arrive while deliveries of C-295 and Bell 412 will continue.