Female Afghan Pilot Makes a First

Afghan Air Force (AAF) 2nd Lt. Niloofar Rhmani made history by becoming the first Afghan female fixed-wing pilot to fly a combat mission. Rhmani flew in a Cessna 208, accompanied by U.S. Air Force Capt. Aaron Marx, 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group executive officer and AAF pilot advisor, transporting Afghanistan Ministry of Defense passengers from Kabul International Airport to Kandahar Airfield.

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