Afghan Military Pilots To Get U.S. Training

May 14, 2009

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

KABUL -- U.S. military flight experts are set to begin training Afghan Air Force pilots, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan reports.

The commander of the Afghan Air Force, General Abdul Wahab Wardak, said that 100 Afghan pilots would start training courses to fly C-27 military jets and Western helicopters by 2010.

They will be the first U.S.-led training courses for Afghan military pilots, who are currently trained in Turkey and Germany. 

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