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Training the Afghan Air Force in Kandahar

July 26, 2011

Training the Afghan Air Force. Picture: BFBS 2011

At Kandahar, the Air Wing is now supporting ANA operations across Helmand – flying helicopters in and out of Camp Bastion and across the province to transport and resupply troops.

There are up to 400 members of the Afghan Air force in Kandahar and everyone has different levels of experience. Some are new recruits, others have years of flying experience having been pilots under a former regime. The task of the team is to bring all their skills together.

The pilots are being trained up by NATO personnel and they say they’ve already noticed a massive improvement in skills.

Click on the image above to see BFBS  footage of the training and interviews with the pilots and instructors

One Comment leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    July 26, 2011 19:12

    It appear like a routine service, instead it is vital, also if dangerous for the pilots.
    I plause pilots for an essential service.

    Thanks also on name of Your buddies.

    Sincerily Claudio Alpaca

    Pieve di Teco, 26.7.2011

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