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Air Commodore Shashank Misra

Service No 19175 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 19 Dec 1987 Course 140 Course
Service End No Details
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 19 Dec 1992Wg Cdr : 11 May 2004Acting Gp Capt : 06 Feb 2012Gp Capt : 16 Feb 2010
Acting Air Cmde : 09 Oct 2016Air Cmde : 01 Jun 2015
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrShashank Misra19175 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2010Announced 26 Jan 2010
Details : Wing Commander Shashank Misra (19175) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a Helicopter Pilot in the Flying branch on 19 Dec 87. A Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI) and Production Test Pilot with over 5000 hrs of flying on various types of helicopters, he was Joint Director (Plans) at Air Headquarters before taking over Command of the first Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Unit on 30 Jun 05. During his tenure as Commanding Officer, he was the leader of the Sarang Helicopter Display Team and flew as captain of the lead aircraft. The 'Sarang' display team upgraded from three to four aircraft and the unit flew more than 2700 hrs during his tenure. He led the -team at many important events and venues in India such as Air Force Day, Presidents Fleet Review, World Military Games and Passing Out Parades at various Military Academies. He also led the team at the prestigious Aero India 2005 and 2007, which had rave reviews and 'Sarang' got recognised as a world class Aerobatic Display Team. He led the Sarang team at Air shows in Malaysia in 2005 and at Berlin in 2009, where they were adjudged the best looking display team. He was instrumental in the first ferry of five ALH helicopters in Europe involving flying over the 'English Channel'. He led the unit at various venues in the United Kingdom to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, which was much appreciated all over the world. Being the only QFI on ALH, he was involved in the conversion of 12 pilots posted to ALH units within a short period of six months. Despite the low spares availability and high maintenance requirements of the ALH fleet, his personal involvement ensured adequate availability of helicopters for displays as well as other tasks allotted to the Unit. He ensured that all displays were executed with professionalism without any compromise in the morale of the unit personnel. During DASI Inspection in Feb 08, the Unit was adjudged 'Above Average' in all spheres Operations, Maintenance and Administration. For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Shashank Misra.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet