No Viper experience and still qualifies for ACM, goodness me!Vice Chief of The Air Staff
Air Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, HI(M), T Bt
•Rating: Command Pilot
•Flight Hours: Around 3600
•Aircraft Flown : MIR, F-7P, F-6, T-37, SF-260, MFI-17
A viper pilot may be a good pilot, but not necessarily a good leader....If being a viper pilot is among prerequisits for being AC, it would be retarded ....Isn't it a pre-req to have a F-16 hours as well, and I heard that he is a qualified F-16 pilot. He flew with COAS just last week also proves that.
He was more a political choice IMHO.ACM Rao Qamar is also Mirage/F6 Pilot.