Jessore, 19 April: The certificate award ceremony of No 03 Basic Jet & Fighter Conversion Course, No 02 Basic Jet Conversion Course and Basic Helicopter Conversion Course and Basic Transport Aircraft Conversion Course of Bangladesh Air Force Academy took place at the academy auditorium of BAF Base Bir Sreshto Matiur Rahman, Jessore today, Wednesday (19-04-2017).

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar, BBP, ndc, acsc graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest and awarded certificates among the graduating pilots. Addressing the graduatiing pilots, the Chief of Air Staff said that the skill and professionalism that they have gained through the training in this course will act as the foundation stone of their future career in operational squadrons. Chief of Air Staff expressed his satisfaction with the course curriculum and course result.

A total of 06 student pilots on L-39ZA aircraft, 08 student pilots on newly inducted K-8W aircraft, 06 student pilots on newly inducted L-410 aircraft and 17 student pilots on BELL-206 helicopter completed their course from BAF Academy. Mentionable that amongst graduating pilots, 01 student pilot from Banladesh Naval Aviation and 03 student pilots from Bangladesh Army Aviation also received certificate for successful completion of Basic Helicopter Conversion Course.

Senior Officials from Air Headquarters, BAF Base Bir Sreshto Matiur Rahman, Senior Officials from Bangladesh Army & Bangladesh Navy from Jessore & Khulna areas including civil Officials were present during the certificate award ceremony.