PAF Base Faisal

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PAF Base Faisal
Airport type Military
Operator Pakistan Air Force
Location Karachi
Commander Air cdre
Elevation AMSL N/A ft / N/A m
Coordinates 24°52′42″N 67°6′56″E / 24.87833°N 67.11556°E / 24.87833; 67.11556Coordinates: 24°52′42″N 67°6′56″E / 24.87833°N 67.11556°E / 24.87833; 67.11556
PAF Base Faisal is located in Karachi
PAF Base Faisal
PAF Base Faisal
Location of PAF Base Faisal in Karachi, Pakistan
Direction Length Surface
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PAF Base Faisal (Urdu: پی اے ایف بیس فیصل‎) is Pakistan Air Force airbase located at Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It was named after late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.[1] It is the site of PAF's Southern Air Command HQ and PAF Air War College.

During the British Raj, PAF Base Faisal was known as RAF Drigh Road, and was the birthplace of the colonial-era Royal Indian Air Force, the PAF's parent force. PAF Base Masroor is the other Pakistan Air Force base in Karachi.

It is currently the home of the PAF Air War College, preparing Pakistan Air Force junior officers that have already been marked for promotion for command and staff duties at the operational level. One of the facilities at PAF Base Faisal, the 102 Air Engineering depot, is responsible for the overhaul of turbojet engines for the PAF's fleet of Chengdu F-7. The F-7 is a type of Chinese interceptor aircraft. On 4 July 2003 a ceremony was held to celebrate the roll-out of the 10,000th turbojet engine to be overhauled at the facility.[2] The engine overhaul workshop was also upgraded to overhaul the newer WP-13F turbojet engines of the PAF's latest F-7 model, the F-7PG.[3]

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  1. ^ Active Bases PAF Official Website. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
  2. ^ "PM says ties with China to grow stronger: 10,000th engine rolls out -DAWN - Top Stories; July 4, 2003". 2003-07-04. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  3. ^ "Leading News Resource of Pakistan". Daily Times. 2003-07-04. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 

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