1947 August 14 - Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF) established.
1947 August 14 - Tiger Moth and Harvard trainer aircraft transferred from RIAF.
1947 August 15 - Air Vice Marshal Allan Perry-Keane takes over as the first commander of the RPAF.
1947 August 15 - RPAF Flying Training School formed at Risalpur.
1947 August 15 - 4 Tempests performed RPAF's first fly-past on Independence Day parade.
1947 September 22 - First training sortie flown at Risalpur by Flight Lieutenant Khyber Khan.
1948 - Halifax bomber aircraft inducted.
1948 - Vickers Viking transport aircraft inducted.
1948 January 1 - RPAF Station Mauripur established.
1948 March 21 - Lahore stages first RPAF display.
1948 April 13 - Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah visits Risalpur to evaluate the flying Training School to college status and presents the RPAF ensign.
1948 May 8 - First supply drop by Dakota aircraft in Gilgit Valley.
1948 June 1 - Air Headquarters moved from Peshawar to Karachi.
1948 August 10 - Flying Officer F.S. Hussain achieves record air-to-air firing scores at RAF Central Gunnery School in England.
1948 October 8 - Bristol Freighter aircraft inducted.
1948 December 17 - Flying Officer Waseem Khan wins "Clarkson Aerobatics Trophy" at RAF central Flying School in England.
1949 January 15 - Hawker Fury aircraft inducted.
1949 February 5 - Miss Fatima Jinnah presides over the annual athletic meet at RPAF Station Drigh Road (Karachi).
1949 February 12 - Flying Officer Masroor Hosain wins "Clarkson Aerobatics Trophy" at RAF Central Flying School in England.
1949 February 18 - Air Vice Marshal R.L.R. Atcherley takes over as commander of RPAF.
1949 February 22 - First landing by a Dakota at Gilgit airfield which was inaugurated by Air Vice Marshall Atcherley.
1950 January 5 - RPAF Squash Coach Hashim Khan becomes world squash champion.
1950 August 14 - Formation flypast of 27 Harvards on Independence Day parade.
1950 December 14 - Two Risalpur Tempests stage first RPAF display of formation aerobatics.
1951 April 15 - No.9 Squadron forms the first Aerobatic team of Hawker Furies, "The Red Dragons".
1951 May 7 - Air Vice Marshal L.W. Cannon assumes command of the RPAF.
1951 June 1 - Attacker aircraft become the first jet to enter RPAF service.
1952 January 1 - RPAF Station Samungli established.
1952 April 15 - Flying Instructor's School (FIS) established.
1952 August 17 - First RPAF cadet passes from RAF College Cranwell, England.
1952 December 31 - RPAF Public School Sargodha inaugurated.
1953 January 20 - Flight Lieutenants Hafeez Kardar and Imtiaz Ahmad awarded Pakistan colours in cricket.
1953 April 15 - Indian Air Act of 1932 replaced by PAF Act 1953.
1953 May 1 - RPAF Pre-apprentices School, Lower Topa (Murree Hills), commences training.
1954 - Halifax bombers retired from RPAF service.
1954 March 14 - King Faisal of Iraq visits Drigh Road Air Station.
1955 February 2 - Air Vice Marshal A.W.B. McDonald assumes command of the RPAF.
1955 Febraury 26 - 33 Harvards form letters "RPAF" at air display in Lahore.
1955 May 4 - Lockheed T-33A trainer aircraft inducted.
1955 May 8 - Prime Minister Al-Azhari of Sudan visits RPAF Mauripur.
1955 July 19 - Flying Training Wing (FTW) formed at Risalpur.
1955 November 10 - Governor-General Ghulam Muhammad visits RPAF Mauripur.
1956 - Attacker aircraft retired from PAF service.
1956 March 23 - 'Royal' deleted from RPAF's title to become 'PAF' and a grand air display held at PAF Station Drigh Road.
1956 - Viscount transport aircraft inducted.
1956 June 13 - North American F-86F "Sabre" aircraft inducted.
1956 August 20 - Pakistan Colours in World Olympics earned by Flight Lieutenant Salim Mahmud Farooki.
1957 - Tiger Moth aircraft retired from PAF service.
1957 Febraury 15 - First Rescue helicopter H-19D commissioned at Mauripur Air Station.
1957 Febraury 25 - 7 F-86 Sabres acrobatic team, "The Falcons" formed at Mauripur Air Station.
1957 July 23 - Air Vice Marshal Asghar Khan becomes the first Pakistani C-in-C of the PAF.
1958 January 17 - Cyclist Flight Lieutenant Salim Mahmud Farooki wins silver medal at Tokyo Asian Games.
1958 February 2 - PAF pilots perform a 16 aircraft formation loop on F-86 Sabres, thus, creating a world record.
1958 June 15 - Flight Leaders' School (FLS) established.
1958 July 9 - PAF Skiing and Mountaineering School established at Kalabagh.
1958 November 5 - Commander-in-Chief, PAF's rank elevated to Air Marshal.
1959 January 5 - President of Pakistan inaugurates PAF Staff College at PAF Station Drigh Road.
1959 April 1 - Directorate of Civil Aviation placed under Air Headquarters.
1959 April 10 - Flight Lieutenant M. Yunis shoots down an intruding Indian Air Force (IAF) Canberra bomber.
1959 April 15 - PAF Printing Press established at Mauripur.
1959 July 9 - No.20 Squadron formed.
1959 November 27 - Martin B-57 bomber aircraft inducted.
1960 - Vickers Viking retired from PAF service.
1960 March 1 - Air Headquarters moved from Peshawar to Karachi.
1960 June 24 - PAF C-in-C's title changed to "Chief of the Air Staff".
1961 February 6 - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip of the United Kingdom chief guests at a banquet in PAF Officer's Mess Peshawar.
1961 March 5 - Lockheed F-104 "Starfighter" inducted.
1962 February 1 - Cessna T-37 trainer aircraft inducted.
1962 Febraury 15 - King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit of Thailand were chief guests at a banquet in PAF Officer's Mess Peshawar.
1962 October 4 - No.19 Squadron becomes the first squadron to be stationed at PAF Station, Dhaka in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
1962 December 12
- No.24 Squadron formed with RB-57 Fs.
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