The Royal Thai Air Force has held a delivery ceremony for the first pair of fighter training aircraft from South Korea, which is to be stationed in Nakhon Sawan Province.
RTAF Commander-in-Chief, ACM Johm Rungswang, presided over the ceremony for the T-50TH Golden Eagle fighter training aircraft at Wing 4 Takhli Air Force Base. The event was also to welcome six pilots who have completed T-50TH aviation training by South Korea.
The RTAF signed a deal with Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI) in 2015 to purchase four T-50THs. The aircraft was flown from South Korea via the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia before landing in Wing 4 Takhli Air Force Base. They are to replace L-39 fighter training jets that have been used since 1994 and are being decommissioned.