Mansour Sattari

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Mansour sattari
منصور ستاري.jpg
Died5 January 1995
Years of service1965–1995
RankBrigadier general
Battles/warsIran–Iraq War

Mansour Sattari (Persian: منصور ستاری‎) was born in 1949 in Gharchak, Tehran province, Iran. After serving his compulsory military service in the Army Artillery branch, he joined the Iranian Military Academy and entered the Imperial Iranian Air Force in 1965 in the Ground Force branch. In 1971 he was sent to United States to attend a course in Advanced Radar Control and Battle Management. Upon his return to Iran he was employed as a Radar Defence Control Officer. He implemented many innovative plans to improve radar and counterattack systems that was learnt from the U.S. Air Forces, which proved helpful in disabling offensive capacities of the Iraqi Air Force during the Iran-Iraq War. In 1983 Mansour Sattari was appointed as Deputy Operations Officer for the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force counterattack headquarters, and in 1985, as the Deputy Planning Officer of IRIAF. In 1986, after reaching the rank of Colonel, he was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force. He held this position until his death. On January 5, 1995 an Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) JetStar crashed near Isfahan during an emergency landing, killing all 12 on board including General Mansour Sattari, commander of the IRIAF. He was 46 years old.


The most important books published on the biography of Air Marshal Mansour Sattari, are as follow:

- The Devotee of Love, a collection of memoirs, a review of Air Marshal Mansour Sattari’s life, IRIAF Organization for Islamic Ethics in Politics 1996

- Legends, collected by Khalil abdolhoseini, Shahed Publication, 2001

- Eternal Models, by Abasalt rasooli, Shahed Publication 2006

- A Man Clothed with Clouds (based on the life of Mansour Sattari), by Hamid Tawabi Lawasani, Office of Resistance Literature and Art of the Shahed Publication, 2006

- Velvet of the Heavenly, by Shahed Publications, 2007

- The Man, by Shamsi Khowsrawi, NAHAJA Publications

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Military offices
Preceded by
Houshang Seddigh
Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
Succeeded by
Habib Baghaei