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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Another father, son files together | I want my next 7 generations in armed force: Air Marshal Garud


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Bengaluru, April 06: Recording probably a rare flight history for the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Flying Instructor's School (FIS), a father and son flew a Chetak helicopter together at AFS in Tambaram.
Flying together was Air Marshal Arun Purushottam Garud, Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Air Command and his son Lieutenant Commander Abhijeet Garud.
Lieutenant Commander Abhijeet is a naval aviator undergoing the Qualified Flying Instructor's (QFI).
Aviation historian Jagan Pillarisetti a.k.a. P V S Jagan Mohan, says that six father-son teams flew and demonstrated their aerobatic skills in various parts of the country on October 7,1992. Jagan says that this was part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of IAF and the only occasion when so many father-son teams took to the air.
In the mid-90s, at the Air Force Academy (AFA) in Dundigal, near Hyderabad, a father-daughter duo had flown together in the mid-90s as part of their training schedule.


Speaking to OneIndia, Air Marshal Garud said that it was priceless moment for him to fly with his son. "It was a God-given opportunity. For us to fly together, the time and space all came together. It's a dream come true for me. I want my next seven generation to be in the armed forces. My daughter is already married to a naval officer as well," said Air Marshal Garud.

Read the full report on OneIndia, here: http://bit.ly/1ICGnCD

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