Basic Flying Training School


Date Raised : 1987-10-20
Basic Flying Training School (BFTS) is a premier flying training establishment of Indian Air Force located at Allahabad. It was established on 16 December 1987 to impart ab–initio training to pilots on HPT-32 aircraft. On July 5, 1999 the school changed its role from training Flight Cadets of Indian Air Force to training officers of the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. The school was re-equipped with Chetak helicopters on December 26, 25 for imparting ab-initio flying training to Indian Army officers on helicopters.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
20 Oct 87 to 07 Jul 90Group Captain Aditya Vikram Pethia8384 F(P)COBamrauli
08 Jul 90 to Group Captain Prabhat Chandra Prasad8444 F(P)COBamrauli
Unknown to Wing Commander Guriqbal Singh Nijjar12020 F(P)COBamrauli
08 Jan 96 to 11 Apr 99Group Captain Sapan Kumar Karmaker13379 F(P)COBamrauli
12 Apr 99 to 01 Jan 02Group Captain Gurdip Singh Kochar13149 F(P)COBamrauli
26 Oct 09 to 16 Oct 11Wing Commander Rakesh Kumar Singh21258 F(P)COBamrauli

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