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Wing Commander Satyavolu Sri Ramarao

Service No 11422 Branch F(P)

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Name : Satyavolu Sri Ramarao Rank Wing Commander
Date of Birth:
Date Commissioned 31 Dec 67 (98 Course) Service End Retired on 31 Dec 95
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Awards and Decorations
Number of Awards: 4

     

Vayu Sena Medal
Gp Capt Satyavolu Sri Ramarao 11422 F(P) Award Date Announced 26 Jan 92No Image Available
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Shaurya Chakra
Gp Capt Satyavolu Sri Ramarao 11422 F(P) Award Date 14 Oct 92 Announced 26 Jan 93No Image Available
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On 13th Oct 1992, he was asked to undertake a very dangerous and exacting rescue mission at Pawanoo (HP). The hauling cable of the cable car carrying passengers to Timber Trail resort had snapped and ten passengers were stranded in the cable car hanging at a height of 1300 feet. He took off at about 0800 hours with qualified aircrew and role equipment and landed at Chandimandir at 0850 hours. He very quickly analysed the situation and concluded that the only way the tourist could be evacuated was by the way of winching them out of the cable car. Using his vast experience and exceptional flying ability, he deduced that the helicopter would have to hover precariously close to the set of cables that ran above the cable car. It was one of the hardest decisions he ever made. Gp Capt Major decided to launch the Mi-17 to rescue the stranded tourists. He briefed the crew thoroughly and advised them that the consequences of any lapse would be fatal. He motivated them and raised their morale. He became an integral part of the aircrew and even flew the missions.

Under his supervision, Mi-17 helicopter successfully rescued five stranded tourists on the 14th October 1992 and the remaining tourists were rescued on the next day.

Group Captain Fali Homi Major has thus rendered a yeoman’s service by his able leadership and conspicuous courage.

Unit : 30 Wing 
Reference : Gazette of India , 8th May 1993 - No.66 - Pres/93 dated 26th January 1993

Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Satyavolu Sri Ramarao 11422 F(P) Award Date 26 Jan 02 Announced 26 Jan 02No Image Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Marshal Satyavolu Sri Ramarao 11422 F(P) Award Date 26 Jan 06 Announced 26 Jan 06
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AOC-in-C EAC

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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
05 Dec 71 Chetak Flt Lt B S Chandel
Fg Offr S S Rama Rao
Srinagar AFS. Pilots injured ?


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