by Francis T. Wakefield
The Philippine Air Force (PAF) announced yesterday that the third batch of two FA-50PH training aircraft in Clark Airbase, Pampanga will arrive today.
Air Force Spokesman Colonel Antonio Francisco, said two of the remaining eight units of FA-PH Fighter/Surface Attack/Lead-in Fighters Training Aircraft with tail numbers 005 and 006 from South Korea will be arriving at the Haribon Hangar, Air Force City, Clark Air Base, Pampanga at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Francisco said the two FA-50PH aircraft will be welcomed by the Commander of the Air Logistics Command, Major General Arnold A. Mancita with PAF chief Lieutenant General Edgar R. Fallorina as guest of honor and speaker.
The third batch of the FA-50PH training aircraft will be brought into the country by pilots from the Korean Aerospace Industries, Ltd. (KAI).
The first batch of supersonic jets arrived in the country on November 28, 2015, while the remaining batch will be flown in by September 26.