F-16D passing by scare crow planted for flight safety reasons on Shahbaz runway. A part from such conventional scare crows PAF has also employed sharp shooter men (equipped with rifles) to keep birds away from the air field.
F-16D Block52 powered by F100-PW-229 turbofan engine capable of producing of 29,100 lb (129.4 kN) thrust on full augmentation.
A No.5 Sqn pilot goes over his checklist prior to takeoff with F-16D block 52. F-16 Block52s are force multiplier platform for PAF and are equipped with array of air-air and air-ground munitions.
A F-16 pilot gestures ‘Thumbs Up’ to ground crew as he prepares for take off. The pilot is wearing Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System( JHMCS).
Falcons formation preparing for takeoff from Shahbaz Air Base.
F-16 Block 52 head on shot, showing Advance Identification of Friend or Foe (AIFF) antennas mounted on the upper forward fuselage in front of the canopy.
PAF Air Base (AB) Shahbaz, Jacobabad is the new home of F-16s. The air base was expanded in late 2009/early2010 to accommodate the newly procured F-16 Block52 aircraft. Today Shahbaz AB has an operational F-16 C/D Block-52 squadron and a Mi-171 Search And Rescue (SAR) squadron. The F-16 A/B Block-15 aircraft which are undergoing Mid Life Update (MLU) are also placed at Shahbaz.
Officers of the No.39th Wing at Shahbaz AB along with their aircraft.
Falcons engineering team with F-16 Block-52 and F-16 Mid Life Update (MLU) aircraft.
No.5 Multi Role Sqn operates 18 F-16C/D Block-52 aircraft.
PAF is modernizing its fleet of 45 F-16 A/B Block-15 to Block50 standard with the help of Turkish Aircraft Industries (TAI), Turkey. Seen above is one of the five F-16 MLU currently operated by PAF. Later this year, four more F-16 MLU are scheduled to be delivered to PAF. F-16 MLU has AN/APG-68 V(9) Multimode radar which gives its “six on six” pylon AIM-120 AMRAAM carrying capability.