Pacific Airlift Rally 2017 Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Air Force will be
co-hosting the Pacific
Airlift Rally 2017

  • 1 A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) C-130 Hercules over skies of Sri Lanka
  • 2 A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) C-130 Hercules over skies of Sri Lanka
  • 2 A close up of a Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) C-130 Hercules
  • 2 A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) C-130 Hercules over skies of Sri Lanka

Pacific Airlift Rally 2017: Sri Lanka

The Pacific Airlift Rally is a Pacific Air Force (PACAF) sponsored airlift symposium involving countries from the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The event is organized by the PACAF, which is the air component of the United States Pacific Command with a selected Air Force in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as a co-hosting nation. The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) is the co-host of the Pacific Airlift Rally 2017 together with the United States Pacific Air Force. The event is scheduled to be conducted from 11th September to 16th September 2017.

The Aim of the Pacific Airlift Rally is to enhance military airlift interoperability and to build partnerships between nations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations.

Pacific Airlift Rally events include an international seminar, a Command Post Exercise (table top exercise) focusing on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief coordination between the multiple countries and a Flying Training Exercise to carry out disaster relief, Para drop, Para troop, cargo drop and various other tactical flying relating to the command post exercise scenario utilizing C-130 Hercules Aircraft.

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