81st Fighter Squadron Takes on Lebanese Super Tucano Training Mission

An Afghan Air Force A-29 at Moody Air Force Base (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillian Bamman/Released)

The 81st Fighter Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia will take on the training role for the Lebanese Air Force's new Embraer A-29 Super Tucano aircraft.

Beginning in February, 2017 six Lebanese A-29s will arrive at Moody along with the first batch of Lebanese pilots. The initial training mission is planned to last until 2018 at which point 22 engineers and 12 pilots should be fully qualified and be able to return to Lebanon as instructors.

The 81st Fighter Squadron already supports Afghan Air Force A-29 training at Moody.