Helicopter Training School


Date Raised : 1968-06-01 Location : Hakimpet
Helicopter Training School was set up on 2 April 1962 at Air Force Station, Palam and was then called the Logistics Support Training Unit (LSTU). It then had two Bell 47 G3 helicopters on its inventory. The same year on I December, the school moved to Bamrauli in Allahabad with an aim to impart training to its first batch of six trainees. In May 1967, the unit was relocated at Jodhpur and its name was changed to HTS. At Jodhpur the school was also re-equipped with the new Chetak (Alouette Ill) helicopters. The school functioned as the lodger unit of the Air Force Flying College. The school moved to Air Force Station, Hakimpet in October 1973. " "
Unit previously existed as LSTU

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Jun 68 to 15 Jan 69Squadron Leader Hilton Noel Byrne5046 GD(P)COJodhpur
07 Mar 69 to 25 Jan 72Squadron Leader John Leo Dwettz5707 F(P)COJodhpur
26 Jan 72 to 09 May 74Squadron Leader Khushindhar Singh Bindra6863 F(P)COJodhpur
01 Oct 73 to 09 May 74Squadron Leader Khushindhar Singh Bindra6863 F(P)COHakimpet
29 May 74 to 28 May 76Squadron Leader Pratap Ramachandra Marathe5594 F(P)COHakimpet
29 May 76 to 15 Jul 77Squadron Leader Anand Narain Mehtani5804 F(P)COHakimpet
16 Jul 77 to 09 Apr 79Squadron Leader Mahabir Prasad Premi8378 F(P)COHakimpet
09 Apr 79 to 02 Apr 81Squadron Leader Sivaramakrishnan Kalyanaraman7704 F(P)COHakimpet
02 Apr 81 to 19 Feb 82Wing Commander Chandra Mohan Singla6893 F(P)COHakimpet
16 Mar 82 to 19 Feb 83Wing Commander Vijay Kumar Mohrotra8441 F(P)COHakimpet
20 Feb 83 to 16 Dec 84Wing Commander Arun Devap Nayak8946 F(P)COHakimpet
17 Dec 84 to 13 Oct 85Group Captain Khushindhar Singh Bindra6863 F(P)COHakimpet
14 Oct 85 to 21 Feb 88Group Captain Narinder Singh Chahal8155 F(P)COHakimpet
22 Feb 88 to 28 Feb 89Group Captain Gurdip Singh9395 F(P)COHakimpet
27 Mar 89 to 30 Jun 91Group Captain Sivaramakrishnan Kalyanaraman7704 F(P)COHakimpet
01 Jul 91 to 06 Jun 93Group Captain Suresh Lal11322 F(P)COHakimpet
07 Jun 93 to 21 May 96Group Captain Vijay Kumar Narayan Sapre11285 F(P)COHakimpet
22 May 96 to 09 Nov 97Group Captain Packiam Paul Rajkumar12018 F(P)COHakimpet
10 Nov 97 to 16 Nov 97Wing Commander Sanjiv Mishra14094 F(P)COHakimpet
17 Nov 97 to 23 Jan 00Group Captain Sanjiv Mishra14094 F(P)COHakimpet
24 Jan 00 to 31 May 00Wing Commander Govindan Ajith Kumar Nair14677 F(P)COHakimpet
01 Jun 00 to 07 Jul 02Group Captain Govindan Ajith Kumar Nair14677 F(P)COHakimpet
08 Jul 02 to 13 Apr 05Group Captain Anup Kishore Prasad15566 F(P)COHakimpet
14 Apr 05 to 14 Dec 06Group Captain Arun Purushottam Garud14692 F(P)COHakimpet
15 Dec 06 to 28 Sep 07Group Captain Rakesh Kumar Negi15869 F(P)COHakimpet
29 Sep 07 to 09 May 10Group Captain Rajesh Isser16968 F(P)COHakimpet

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