Shahbaz Aircraft Factory

The economy was weakened as a result of this occupation and the war. The country was experiencing severe recession, unemployment, and disrepair during Russia’s occupation. Depressed crude oil prices (less than $1.00 per barrel) imposed by the large Western oil companies prevented from being able to purchase arms and re-equip the Armed forces. The country struggled for ten years!But these obstacles would not prevent the Air Force to get back to course of progress. In 1946 (1325) the Pilot Training College reopened its doors and trained 11 pilots which all of them graduated on 1947 (1326) and received their certificate from himself.