Friday, September 21, 2007
CAFTT Mission - Get 'em In the Air!
For all of you Pilots who survived Pilot Training, you'll recognize this....
The first of the Iraqi Air Force C-172 Initial Pilot Trainers is inbound to Iraq. This was just taken back in the states as it arrived to be carted up and shipped out here. The first new Iraqi Air Force pilot training school starts 1 October, and these aircraft will help with their initial training.
Might seem little to you, but this is a big step for the Iraqi Air Force.
Next stop, F-16s.
posted by El Capitan at 10:16 AM
Best of luck with the training!!! They'll be flying those fighter jets in no time.6:36 PM
Methinks that 172s are easy targets for shoulder fired missiles. what has history taught us about learning to fly in a combat zone? I think this is a world first. good luck.
..and whoever is flying those 172s to Iraq is surely getting a hell of a lot of cross country time...unless they plan on taking the wings off and zipp-n them over in a C5 or C17.
Think my eyes would be good enough for their flight training?