The Qatari Amiri Air Force has concluded its participation in the Anatolian Phoenix 2019 Exercise, which took place in Konya, Turkey, from 13-24 May, in the presence of the Turkish Minister of Defence Hulusi Akar.
Seven countries participated in the exercise, namely Turkey, Qatar, Pakistan, Britain, Azerbaijan, Romania and Northern Cyprus.
The exercise included several segments, including aerial drop in mountainous areas, low-altitude flying and other drills that contribute to the upgrading of participants from Qatari Amiri and other forces.
Brigadier General (Pilot) Hazza Nasser al-Shahwani, Deputy Commander of the Qatari Amiri Air Force and Commander of the Air Operations Command, said that the Anatolian Phoenix 2019 Exercise is one of the most important exercises in which the Air Transport Wing of the Air Force participating for the first time.
It also helps to gain experience from participating friendly and fraternal forces, which will benefit the armed forces in general and the air force in particular.
For his part, Captain (Pilot) Abdullah Ali al-Hedfa, the commander of the Qatari contingent participating in the exercise, stressed that the exercise included several tactics and different scenarios aimed at raising the level of air safety and other objectives achieved during this exercise, which contribute to the upgrading of the officers and personnel of the Air Transport Wing of the Air Force and to represent Qatar in an honorable manner.
At the conclusion of the exercise, Hulusi Akar honoured Captain (Pilot) Abdullah Ali al-Hedfa, the commander of the Qatari contingent for participating in the Anatolian Phoenix 2019 Exercise.