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First Four A-29s Delivered to Afghan Air Force (Video)

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The sun was shining and the mountains around Kabul were clearly visible, as the first A-29 Super Tucanos touched down at Hamid Karzai International Airport. The A-29 is a light-support aircraft capable of conducting close air support, aerial escort, armed overwatch and aerial interdiction. Four A-29 aircraft arrived to intense media fanfare and are a welcome addition to the Afghan Air Force. The first Afghan A-29 pilots completed their training late last year, and they are expected to be… (www.youtube.com) Más...

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jbsimms
James Simms 2
Did they ever find the two Afghan pilots missing from Moody AFB? Over/under on how long the planes will remain mission capable?
canuck44
canuck44 1
One found in VA....didn't hear about the other.
pilot62
Scott Campbell 2
they're looking at em like "can't we get a jet?"
wish my government would send me one of these baby's !!!
BPirlot
William Pirlot 2
With our tax dollars paying for them they should have been Beechcraft Texas IIs
tomtreutlein
tom treutlein 1
Yup. But maybe Brazil gave them to the Afghans, heh heh.
rfremaux
Years back, shortly after arriving at Cozumel Airport in our PA34, the controllers announced a brief air traffic shutdown, and we were treated to a rather impromptu but exuberant airshow by a Mexican Air force pilot flying a new "Tucano", directly over the airfield. It was enjoyable & impressive.
tjhess74
thomas hess 1
They will end up just like the CASA C-27's we gave them years ago. They are all parked on one side of the Kabul airport in disrepair. I've walked among them, shaking my head at the waste...
teamscholtz
For about $10 million each, they better take care of them. Looks like fun to fly.
powerboatr
Robert Sloane 1
sad day indeed
they are built at Jacksonville Florida international airport
given to the airforce and our beloved government gives them away.....#1 son builds them

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