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One of the photos defining the memorable occasions of the air force. The first plane that was used in the training of four of the five pilots in Somalia(1954) was Stinson L.5 Sentinel
The man dressed in civilian, and standing in the midst of the air force service men in uniform, is Osman Abdulkadir. He was the first to be sent to Italy for technical training on specialized professional flight expertise.
At the back (from right):- Mohamed Abdi Elmi ”HorHore, Omar Moalim Abdulle
Team gathered in the hospital in readiness for a medical check up(photos in March 1958) At the front row from right:- Omar Ise Mohamed, Mohamed Yusuf Ali, Ibrahim Abdi Mohamed, Mohamed Sharif Malele, doctor, Ahmed Tenis, Horhorre, Abdurabbow: At the back from: Hared, Dudi, Abdullahi Abdi Amalow.
Photos of flight engineers positioned in front of fighters Jet F-86 “Sabry”) taken on September 27, 1958. On that day they were given lessons on the difference between fighter bomber, ordinary flight and jet engines.
Photos taken on September 28,1958 at the completion of the general examination.
At the back from right:- M. K. Abdurabbow, Bare, Omar Moalim Abdulle, Ahmed Mohamed Isse “Ilgir”, At: front from right :- Ahmed Ali Adan ”Gobbe” and Ahmed Hared.
We have accomplished skill training and recognized to join flight crews as engineers on October, 1958.
Photos taken in latina Military Airport on September 1959.
On November 7, 1957. The first lot numbering 32 students in which all except 3 graduates from the polytechnic school(ex- scuala industriale) went to Italy for various skills training on planes. Photo of the unite before leaving Mogadishu International Airport from right :- Pilot Ali Matan Hashi (escorting students) Mohamed Kasim Aburabbow, Hussein Said Abdi, Ahmed Sheikh Hassan “Hared”, Said Mohamed Ibrahim “Ayah”, Col. Rosati (Commander of the Italian Air force in Somalia), an envoy from the Italian ministry of foreign affairs Omar Ise Mohamed, Hussein Abdulle Ali, Mohamed Yusuf Ali, Ali Abdulle Nur, Pilot Degli’ Esposito and pilot Ahmed Sheikh Ma’ow (escorting the student)
Standing at the back: Abdullahi Roble Arale ”tootoo”, Omar Isse Mohamed, Hussein Abdulle Ali, Hussein Said Abdi, Ahmed Sheikh Hassan”Hared”, Mohamed Yusuf Ali, Ali Da’ud, Ali Abdulle Nur, At the front row kneeling from right : Mohamed Kasim Abdurabbow, Said Mohamed Ibrahim ”Ayah”, Mohamed Mohamud Ali “Weli”, Mohamed Nur “Dudi”, Ibrahim Abdi Mohamed
On 23rd March, 1958, our first day to board on a military airplane(Savoia Marchetti 82) in Capodi Chino, Napoli of Italy this was to expose us to the new realities for adoption such as nuisea, conditions attributed to unstable weather conditions and use of parachutes to safe lives during unexpected and unfixable flight problems among others.
Photos of fligt enginers specialized in plane body parts positioned infront of Body parts assembly hall on September 27, 1958. The display is intended for students taking practical lessons on different flights body parts.
Photos taken on October 3, 1958. At the back from right:- Hared, Omar Moalim Abdulle, Ise Tarambi Ugas. Ahmed Jila’ow Mohamed
September 15, 1960, was the day bi-weekly flights linking the two cities of Mogadishu and Hargeisa was launched. The hargeisa residents codenamed the fligh as Ali Matan Airways and Qandala airways.