From the Philippine News Agency (Jun 30): President Aquino to lead 66th Philippine Air Force Anniversary in Pampanga Monday
President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead rites commemorating the 66th
Anniversary of the Philippine Air Force that will be held at the Clark Air Base
in Angeles, Pampanga on Monday, July 1.
Joining the President will be Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary
Voltaire T. Gazmin and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff
Gen. Emmanuel Bautista.
The PAF, according to Col. Miguel Ernesto Okol, PAF spokesperson, will mark
this momentous occasion with a flyby of the 66 PAF planes over the CAB
The flyby will consist of nine T-41D Mescaleros, three S-211 jet aircraft,
two OV-10 Broncos, two Aermacchi SF-260TP, three NOMADs, three Fokker F-27,
three Lockheed C-130s, six UH-1Hs, one Sikorsky S-76A, one Bell B-205
helicopter, one Huey II, six W-3A Sokols, and four MG-520 attack choppers.
This year's flyby is larger by 23 aircraft than the 43 participating planes
in last year's 65th anniversary of Philippine Air Force.
The PAF was founded on July 1, 1947, two years after the end of World War
The PAF traces its lineage to the Philippine Army Air Corp which was
established in 1941.