By Our Defence Correspondent
Bengaluru, May 30: A young team of engineers and designers from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) are praying for clear weather on Tuesday (May 31) morning so that their pet metal bird could kiss the sky for the first time.
The Hindustan Turbo Trainer (HTT-40) is scheduled for its first flight between 8 am to 9 am. HAL officially is mum on the first flight, considering their will be an ‘official flight’ later in the presence of ‘biggies’ from Delhi.
Insiders in HAL say that Group Capt Subramaniam (Retd), Chief Test Pilot, HAL, will take the yet-to-be-named BTA (Basic Trainer Aircraft) on its maiden sortie over the Bengaluru skies.
It has been overcast in Bengaluru during the last couple of days and the weathermen are predicting ‘scattered thunderstorm’s in the morning of Tuesday.
But the weather worries have not dampened the spirit of Team HAL, which created a record of sort by conducting some pre-flight parameters within three days.
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