Friday, February 18, 2011


Afghan Air Force reaches training milestone

A Military Operations news article

17 Feb 11

The nascent Afghan Air Force has reached a milestone in its capabilities by achieving 2,000 hours of flight time in the C-27 Spartan transport aircraft.

C-27 Spartan aircraft in flight

An Afghan Air Force C-27 Spartan aircraft in flight over Kabul, Afghanistan
[Picture: Senior Airman Matt Davis, US Air Force]

The 2,000th hour occurred during a passenger transport mission from Kabul to Kandahar on 10 February 2011.

Under the NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan mission, a variety of countries, including Hungary, the Czech Republic, Croatia and the United Kingdom, have assisted in the development of the Afghan Air Force during the past few years.

Afghan Air Force and NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan personnel reached the 2,000-hour milestone while transporting more than 30 Afghan National Army members from Kabul to Kandahar, all the while gaining experience, and flying solely by reference to aircraft instrumentation due to weather conditions....

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