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All PAF Personnel, Irrespective Of Their Ranks And Status Will Be Called As Airmen : AIR CHIEF.

KARACHI, 08 April , 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, who is undertaking his inaugural visits to various PAF Bases after assuming the command of Pakistan Air Force , visited PAF Bases located in Southern Zone on Wednesday. The Air Chief lauded the great contributions made by the predecessors, which has earned PAF respect and honour amongst the world Air Forces. He said our predecessors able leadership, vision and professional acumen has provided us a solid platform from where we will take PAF to the zenith of professional glories. To persue the set objectives, we must strive to achieve professional excellence in all spheres of Air Operations. In order to bring more harmony and identity to PAF personnel, The Air Chief announced All PAF uniform personnel, irrespective of their ranks or status, will be called airmen. Men in blue uniform are devoted to defend aerial frontiers of Pakistan and every air warrior takes pride in serving the nation. While emphasizing on training he said, To meet and absorb the 21st century weapon systems, a complete overhauling of training psyche and methodology is required. At the same time, PAF is in process of transforming its maintenance system. The Air Chief, in an interactive session with the Airmen, said, My work methodology will be based on delegation of authority through responsibility and accountability, which will be adjudged by the principles of Integrity, Professional Excellence and Teamwork. While dwelling upon flight safety aspects, the Air Chief said, Flight safety culture must be adopted as a way of life in PAF. We have to strive for preserving the various weapons systems. Men in blue must strive for zero accident rate and preserve its assets for the day when they may be required operationally. While talking to the pilots, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman said, Being the cutting edge of PAF, you must achieve excellence in your operational preparedness there is a huge responsibility on your shoulders as you are the one who will be delivering the final punch. Whenever there has been a crisis in the past, PAF has always come up to the nations expectations and thats why we are called Pride of the Nation. While recalling his rich flying experience on different combat aircraft, the Air Chief, who had also served as Instructor Pilot at Combat Commanders School, gave useful tips to the pilots regarding Flight Safety and Air Combat. Earlier on his arrival at various Bases in Southern Zone, the Air Chief was received by respective Base Commanders.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Apr 8, 2009
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