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The Acrojet Film: Support the IIAF Golden Crown Regain Its Glory in Cinema


The story of Iran’s Golden Crown Acrojet team has never been told on film.  With your support we aim to change that forever by creating a film documenting the rich history of the IIAF Golden Crown.  The IIAF Acrojet Team owes its existence to the vision and exceptional talent of one of Iran’s greatest sons, Gen. Nader Djahanbani who was the predominant force behind the creation of the IIAF Golden Crown.

Taaj-e Tala’i or Golden Crown finds its beginnings in 1955 with the delivery of the F-84G Thunder Jet, the first jet fighter of the Imperial Iranian Air Force.  Prior to delivery of the first jets, the IIAF sent 15 pilots to Fürstenfeldbruck USAF Base in Germany to attend the Jet Pilot Training School.  Upon completion of the training program, 10 pilots (including Gen. Khatami) returned to Iran while 5 of them (Capt.’s Nader Djahanbani, Siamak Jahanbini, and 1st Lt.’s Iraj Mokhaberi, Amirhossain Rabii, and Abdolhossain Minousepehr) continued their training by attending the Jet Pilot Instructor Course.  Luckily, Fürstenfeldbruck AFB was the home of the “Sky Blazers” USAF Acro team at the time, and their day-to-day practices were carefully being watched by Capt. Nader Djahanbani. He wished that someday the IIAF would also have such a team of their own.  

After completing the Jet Instructor Pilot Course and returning back to Iran, Nader Djahanbani (now Maj.) formed Iran’s first AcroJet team.  Finally in June 1958 the dream of Maj. Nader Djahanbani turned into reality and the Iranian skies witnessed a new flock of high-flying birds called the Imperial Iranian Air Force Golden Crown AcroJet Team or:
 (تیم آکروجت تاج طلایی نیروی هوایی شاهنشاهی ایران).   

Our film intends to document this never before seen story of the brave men and women of the IIAF who made it all possible.  To support us realize this dream please share the link to this page (AcroJetFilm.com) with your loved ones and closest contacts or use our hashtag (#AcroJetFilm) to support us on Facebook and Twitter :



Thank you kindly.

Project Leaders

  • Farhad Nassirkhani

    Farhad Nassirkhani


    Major Farhad Nassirkhani grew up in Iran-Tehran and was accepted into the Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) in 1967 as an air cadet.  Soon thereafter he joined other cadets in the USA and trained in the USAF as a Jet pilot.  Farhad Nassirkhani graduated the academy in 1969 and joined the Vahdati AFB as an F5 pilot.  He later joined the famed Golden Crown AcroJet team in 1971 with a rank of 2nd Lt.  He was discharged from the Airforce shortly after regime change in 1979, and subsequently emigrated to the United States.

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