This is Air Vice Marshal (retd) Ajit Lamba, now 78 years old, hale and hearty. One of the most respected senior IAF jewels, Lambaji is seen in the photo posing on the new Triumph bike, at its Mumbai showroom, recently. Interestingly, Lambaji bought a second-hand Triumph Thunderbird in 1955 soon after getting commissioned into the IAF. He then paid Rs 1500 and a brand-new bike now costs Rs 18 lakh.
In Bangalore, Lambaji still takes his pet plane Pegasuses for a quiet solo from HAL airport, defying age. I had flown with Lambaji on an LCRA (Light Canard Research Aircraft), which the ADE has now converted into Rustom UAV. Lambaji also supports Tarmak007's silent mission of flying the underprivileged and visually-impaired children. (See an earlier report, here:http://tarmak007.blogspot.in/2011/01/blogging-for-cause-tarmak007-teams-up.html)
Wishing AVM (retd) Lambaji many more happy landings!
|Lambaji flying a visually-challenged child, a project launched by Tarmak007.|