LANGKAWI: Three young brothers dressed as full-fledged air force pilots drew the attention of local and foreign visitors at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima’23) exhibition on Friday (May 26).
The brothers - Muhammad Faiq Mohamad Faizal, 12; Muhammad Qais, 8; and Muhammad Qaid, 4 - aspire to follow in the footpath of their father and become pilots when they grow up.
The father of the three kids, Mohamad Faizal Abd Aziz, 40, was a pilot in the Royal Malaysian Air Force and flew the MD503 aircraft.
Mohamad Faizal was also a part of the Armed Forces aerobatics team that was involved in the Lima’23 airshow since Tuesday (May 25).
When met by Bernama at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC), Muhammad Qais, the third in a family of four siblings, said he dreamt of flying the F-117A Nighthawk or simply known as ‘Black Jet’ when grew up.
"When I grow up, I want to be a fighter jet pilot because fighter jets are super fast. I wish to fly the Black Jet because my father said it is a good aircraft," said Muhammad Qais who was very excited to be at the Lima’23 exhibition which was opened to the public on Friday.
Meanwhile, the eldest of the three boys, Muhammad Faiq said apart from becoming a pilot, his other aspiration was to become a weapons and army equipment expert because he was attracted to the position after watching such action through video games.
His mother Yuzaini Mohamad, 38, said the main objective of dressing up her three sons in Royal Malaysian Air Force uniform was to offer their support for her husband who was involved in the aerobatics team as well as to inspire them to become pilots.
"It was my husband who bought the uniform from the United States and we all came here today to support my husband. He wanted us to see what his career was all about," said Yuzaini who arrived from Kluang, Johor on Thursday (May 25).
Yuzaini, a housewife, said her husband has been undergoing training for the past three weeks to prepare for Lima’23, specifically the airshow.
Members of the public who wished to attend the Lima’23 exhibition can do so at MIEC until Saturday (May 27). - Bernama