|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||10 Jun 1977||Course||118 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 29 Feb 2016|
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|-||Gp Capt||8 Forward Base Support Unit||Awantipur||Stn Cdr|
|- 01 Dec 2009||Air Cmde||Embassy of India, United Kingdom||London||Air Advisor|
|-||AVM||South Western Air Command||Gandhinagar||SOA|
|-||AVM||Western Air Command||Delhi||SOA|
|01 Mar 2012 - 31 Dec 2012||Air Mshl||Training Command||Bangalore||SASO|
|01 Jan 2013 - 30 Jun 2014||Air Mshl||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||DG(I&S)|
|01 Jul 2014 - 29 Feb 2016||Air Mshl||Integrated Defence Staff||New Delhi||COSC|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Pochana Prasad Reddy||15008 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1997|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Pochana Prasad Reddy was commissioned as a Fighter Pilot on 10 Jun 77. A Qualified Flying Instructor and a Test Pilot, he has 2800 hours of accident free flying. He is on the posted strength of a Base Repair Depot at Kanpur since 17 May 93 as the Chief Test Pilot.
As Chief Test Pilot, he air tested and supervised air testing and ferrying of MiG-21 variants, Mirage 2000 and AN 32 aircraft. He carried out a total of 253 air tests on MiG-21 variants handling several system malfunctions with utmost professionalism and aplomb. His contribution in the preparation of schedules and conduct of the flight test programme for first AN-32 aircraft overhauled at the BRD was praise worthy.
Being the only Test Pilot available at Kanpur, he was also assigned the task of air testing of HAL (Kanpur) manufactured aircraft such as Avro, HPT-32 and Dornier, which helped HAL Kanpur Division to achieve their production task in time. All this task was achieved without any incidents/accidents.
For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Pochana Prasad Reddy.
|Unit : 1 BRD|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 15th March 1997 - No.19-Pres/97 dated 26th January 1997|