The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has presided over the ceremony held to welcome the arrivals of two T-50TH Golden-Eagle training aircraft from South Korea.
During the ceremony, RTAF Commander-in-chief ACM Jom Rungswang also congratulated six Air Force pilots who have completed a training program for the planes in South Korea.
The two T-50TH Golden-Eagle supersonic planes will join the 401 Squadron in Nakhon Sawan province. They were bought because the existing L-39 jets were in poor conditions and cost too much to maintain.
The RTAF also cited the need to source aircraft with better technology that allows its pilots to train in all types of weather conditions and are cost effective.
The Air Force used its own budget to purchase 12 T-50 TH Golden-Eagle planes. The aircraft will be delivered in early March.