The Midex Airlines Boeing 747-228F on static display spends most days supplying American forces in Afghanistan with supplies such as meat, vegetables, and eggs. Midex pilots David Mclane and John Casey said the aircraft descends sharply into both Kabul and Kandahar, but this is not out of concern for ground fire, but rather the country's nascent air traffic control environment.

"They want to keep us in sight at all times," Mclane said. UAE-based Midex operates three 747-228Fs and six Airbus A300B4-203Fs.

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Source: Flight Daily News