The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated its first set of Super Mushshak Instructor Pilots. Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, Director, NAF Public Relations and Information said in a statement that the successful conversion of these pilots will enhance pilot training which will in turn impact positively on operational effectiveness of the Air Force, especially in its fight against insurgency and other criminalities within the country.
He added that the conversion of the pilots will boost the training of young pilots as 30 officers have already been selected to commence training with the newly trained Instructor Pilots.
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar who presented certificates to the graduating Instructor Pilots stated that training has remained a major means of transformation over the ages.
According to him, the importance of training informed the choice of ‘human capacity development through robust and result oriented training for enhanced professional performance as the first key driver to the attainment of his vision for the Nigerian Air Force.
The Nigerian Air Force inducted the Super Mushshak aircraft into the NAF inventory on 5 December 2016 to address the challenge of training pilots.