Skip to comments.Pakistani pilots complete training in the US
Posted on 05/03/2010 9:53:58 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Eight experienced Pakistan Air Force pilots, who have flown the F-16A/B, recently learned to fly the newer C/D model aircraft at the 162nd Fighter Wings, international F-16 training unit at Tucson International Airport.The graduation ceremony will be held at Pima Air and Space Museum on Tuesday, May 4.
Guest speakers include Air Marshal Waseem Ud Din, the Pakistan Air Force deputy chief of staff, and Brig. Gen. Lyn D. Sherlock, the director of regional affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs.
The pilots are the first to train in the US since the last Pakistani class was completed in 1983 at Luke AFB.
"This graduation is historic for U.S.-Pakistan relations," said Pakistan Air Force Wing Commander Ghazanfar Latif, a 12-year F-16A pilot. "For Pakistan, our air force is gaining capabilities that it has needed for the last decade; capabilities that are critical to ongoing operations in Pakistan's war on terror."
Pakistan has recently purchased 18 of the latest F-16C block 52 aircraft and is in the process of upgrading its 30 year old fleet of F-16s to the MLU standard. The block 52s allow pilots to conduct night operations and handle enhanced precision munitions.
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Just waiting for their chance to kill us.
Any of them named Atta?
and in related news, a man from Pakistan tried to blow up a bomb on Times Square
It’s getting worse every day!
F-16 C/D aircraft will be used by Pakistan to fight what?
Al Qaeda hiding in caves? Taliban dispersed in civilian population?
Lets face it, the only reason Pakistan wants those planes is to wage war on democratic India.