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A Lebanese A-29 Super Tucano student pilot from the 81st Fighter Squadron, conducts the first ‘in-seat’ training sortie, March 22, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The program began in March 2017 and is designed to ensure the Lebanon air force receives the support and training needed to safely and effectively employ the A-29 Aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ceaira Young) Lebanese student conducts first ‘in seat’ A-29 flight
A Lebanese A-29 Super Tucano pilot trainee, from the 81st Fighter Squadron, conducted the first ‘in seat’ training sortie March 22, 2017, here. The program, which began earlier this month, is designed to ensure the Lebanon air force receives the support and training needed to safely and effectively employ the A-29 aircraft.
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2017
Four A-29 Super Tucanos arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2017, before the beginning of the 2017 fighting season. The aircraft will bolster the Afghan Air Force's inventory from eight to 12 A-29s in country. Airmen from Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, as part of Resolute Support Mission, work in tandem with their Afghan counterparts fostering a working relationship and fortifying confidence in the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordan Castelan) A-29s arrive at Kabul in time for fighting season
Four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft arrived for duty at Kabul Air Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2017, where they will be used by the Afghan Air Force for close-air attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance. The latest arrivals, which traveled from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, bring the AAF A-29 inventory from eight to 12 aircraft in country.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 10
On this look around the Air Force, pilots eject from an A-29A Super Tucano and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks about the importance of the space and cyber mission.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Pilots eject from A-29A Super Tucano
Two pilots from the 81st Fighter Squadron ejected safely from an A-29A Super Tucano aircraft during a routine training flight near Homerville, Georgia, at about 2:50 p.m., March 6, 2017.
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2017
An Afghanistan Air Force pilot, right, joins his trainer for a morning sortie of high-density altitude training in an A-29 Super Tucano at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 24, 2016. The Afghan Air Force is participating in a program training 30 pilots and 90 maintainers for the aircraft, which will be used mainly for close air support functions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman) Colorado stands in for Afghanistan during pilot training
The 81st Fighter Squadron from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, spent two weeks at Peterson AFB training six Afghan Air Force pilots to fly A-29 Super Tucano. The pilots are participating in a program that began in 2015 and will ultimately train 30 pilots and 90 maintainers through 2018. Most training takes place at Moody AFB, but the area’s geography doesn’t replicate Afghanistan.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: A-29 Super Tucano
The A-29 Super Tucano is a turboprop aircraft designed for light attack, counter insurgency and close air support. In January 2016, the U.S. Air Force delivered the first four of 20 A-29s to the Afghan Air Force. The Super Tucano will replace the Mi-35 attack helicopter providing a monumental leap in capabilities for the Afghan Air Force.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Moody AFB to support Afghan pilot, maintainer training mission
The Air Force recently completed its environmental analysis and has selected Moody Air Force Base here as the stateside training location for Afghan A-29 pilots and maintainers.
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2014
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