The top F-4 pilot in the world

50 Iraqi high-ranking officers, including two generals were killed in his airstrike operations. Bombing the Amarah bridge, harbor of Umm Qasr and Kirkuk refinery are among his other notable operations.On March 21, 1985 (corresponding to Persian New Year’s Eve, Nowruz of the year 1364 in the persian calendar), Khalatbari flew from Hamedan Air Base together with his co-pilot Issa Mohammadzadeh-Arousmahalle to confront three Iraqi aircraft with the code-name Solomon 31.