Daily Archives: November 6, 2011

The once and future Afghan Air Force, Part III

More lawn darts recently arrived at Shindand Air Base as announced on the NTM-A Blog:  Afghan Air Force receives first of six new Cessna 208B’s.

ISAF photo

 To quote a former AAF advisor: 

The US pilot said that flying with the Afghans is like flying with 5 year-olds.  They get mad and just quit or they walk-off or just don’t show up some days for training, etc.  . . . Every time he flies, he worries it’s his last day. . . 

These new aircraft will undoubtedly join the constellation of stones placed firmly in the setting that is Shindand–the ‘crown jewel’ of Afghan Air Force.

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