International student pilots keep base trainers hopping

Posted: September 23, 2012 at 4:05 a.m.

An Iraqi air force pilot looks out of a C-130 in this photograph from 2008, the year Little Rock Air Force Base personnel first began training Iraqis on the cargo planes.

On any given day, the C-130 cargo planes seen cutting through the Arkansas sky are flown by foreign pilots, from Iraqis to Tunisians and Poles, as demand for international training continues to outpace capacity at Little Rock Air Force Base.

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