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.