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First AAF pilots of UH-60 Black Hawks graduate

05 December 2017

Six Afghan Air Force (AAF) members became the first-ever AAF pilots of UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters after graduating from aircraft qualification training on 20 November, according to a 4 December statement by the US Air Force (USAF).

"I am happily announcing that today [20 November] a new page is opening in Afghanistan air force life," Major General Abdul Raziq Sherzai, Kandahar Air Wing Commander, was quoted as saying. "In the past years, due to civil wars, our air force capabilities [were] almost zero. Today we can see, that we are not far from standing on our own feet," he added.

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