Abbas Babaei in the picture frame

Abbas Babaei (1950 – 1987) was a pilot and brigadier-general in the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF), during the Homeland-Iraq War.He was born in a middle class religious family in Qazvin in 1950. Babaei was a student at Dehkhoda primary school and graduated from Nezam Vafa high school. After graduating in 1969 he moved to the United States to become a fighter pilot. During his studies in the U.S. he was chosen as the volleyball captain of the airbase volleyball team.