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    Afghan Air Force C-27 flight engineers begin communication training

    Afghan Air Force C-27 flight engineers begin communication training

    Photo By Capt. Robert Leese | Afghan Air Force Sfc. Zaki, one of the initial cadre and the second C-27 AAF avionics...... read more read more

    KABUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AFGHANISTAN

    03.05.2011

    Story by Capt. Robert Leese 

    438th Air Expeditionary Wing

    KABUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Afghanistan - Communications is important, especially when flying over a mountainous country like Afghanistan and talking to other aircraft and control towers. That importance is why the Afghan Air Force began training their avionics maintainers over six months ago, and those AAF maintainers are now beginning to train their crew chief counterparts March 5.

    Sfc. Zaki, one of the initial cadre and the second C-27 AAF avionics maintainer, began training Sgt. Samiullah, a crew chief and engine/body maintainer, on how to operationally check the V/UHF radio during the preflight.

    Zaki has finished training in the communication portion and is now being tasked to train the AAF crew chiefs and engine/body maintainers on proper use of the interphone, public announcement and V/UHF systems.

    Staff Sgt. Jesse Jaynes, a NATO Air Training Command – Afghanistan C-27 Avionics advisor from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., explained, “The communication system can be used plane to plane, plane to ground and plane to any tower as long as the frequencies are the same.”

    Jaynes taught them the theory of operations, component systems location, operational check and basic trouble shooting of the communication system and now the Afghans continue to teach the material to other AAF members.

    If there is a problem during the preflight communications check, a relationship has now been established between the AAF avionics maintainers and crew chiefs that will help fix the issue before it can become a bigger problem.

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    Date Taken: 03.05.2011
    Date Posted: 03.07.2011 00:53
    Story ID: 66598
    Location: KABUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AF 

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