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Bangladesh Air Force celebrates 50th anniversary

  • Published at 06:27 pm September 28th, 2021
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Bangladesh Air Force puts up aerial display of numeric “50” by PT-6 aircrafts over Faridpur, Narayanganj and Dhaka to celebrate its 50th anniversary on September 28, 2021. Courtesy

On this occasion, spectacular fireworks and cultural program were arranged

Bangladesh Air Force celebrated the “Air Force Day” yesterday marking its 50th anniversary

Responding to the call of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the heroic freedom fighters of the Air Force defected Pakistan Air Force and participated in the war of liberation.

During the war, necessity of an air force was felt strongly, thus Bangladesh Air Force came into being on September 28, 1971 at Dimapur, India. That journey started with the name “Kilo Flight” with one Otter aircraft, one Dakota aircraft and one Allouette helicopter and 57 expatriates from Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan International Airlines, read a press release.

With about 50 operations Kilo Flight had shaken the nerve of Pakistani Forces by attacking strategic targets like Fuel depot at Godnail in Narayanganj and Eastern Refinery in Chittagong.

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Bangladesh Air Force put up aerial display of numeric “50” by PT-6 aircrafts over Faridpur, Narayanganj and Dhaka.

The number 50 displayed by 19 PT-6 aircrafts on September 28, 2021 Courtesy

Fighter aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force comprising Mig-29 and F-7 flew over Godnail (Narayanganj), Eastern Refinery (Chittagong), House of AVM Sultan Mahmud (officer commanding, Kilo Flight) to commemorate the courageous contribution of Kilo Flight during the Liberation War.

In addition to that, a fascinating fly past over Tejgaon airfield was conducted by C-130, K-8W, PT-6 aircraft, Mi-17 and Bell-212 helicopters, read the statement.

On this occasion, spectacular fireworks and cultural program were arranged in the evening.


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Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, BUP, nswc, fawc, psc graced the occasion as chief guest.

In the program, a documentary film based on Kilo Flight was screened highlighting the contribution, sacrifice, spirit of independence and patriotism of the members of Bangladesh Air Force during the liberation war, added the statement.

Among others, Kilo Flight veterans, former chiefs of Bangladesh Air Force, principal staff officers of Air Headquarters, invited guests, senior military and civil officials were also present on the occasion.

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