Start Date : 26 Aug 49 End Date : 19 Jan 51
54 Pilot Course - 84 cadets, including five Naval cadets reported to No. 1 AFA Ambala on 26 August 1949 and completed all through flying traning on 19 Jan 1951 getting wings and commission. In all 23 IAF and 2 Naval cadets got commission. Of these the first 8 got PC and the remaining SSC. This was the the first course to undergo all through flying training at one academy.Thereafter they underwent Conversion training at C&T squadron (Spitfire and Tempest) in AFS Ambala till 2 June 1951 and C&T Sqn Agra (Dakota).
|No Image Available4020 GD(P)Flying OfficerKishore Atmaram DeshpandeDied in Service on 07 Oct 52||4021 F(P)Wing CommanderMelville Andrew Woodfall||4022 F(P)Air CommodoreVishwanatha Krishnamurthy||4023 F(P)Air MarshalMan Mohan Singh||4024 GD(P)Squadron LeaderIan Steele Loughran|
|4025 F(P)Air Vice MarshalArvind Dalaya||No Image Available4026 GD(P)Flight LieutenantNaozar Sorabji Kalyanivala||4027 F(P)Group CaptainArjan Dev Ralli||No Image Available4028 GD(P)Flying OfficerMohinder Singh ChhokarDied in Service on 07 Oct 53||4029 F(P)Wing CommanderParm Prit Singh|
|No Image Available4030 F(P)Wing CommanderRamesh Chandra||4031 F(P)Group CaptainDalip Wikram Chauhan||4032 F(P)Group CaptainSomendra Kumar Roy||4033 F(P)Air CommodoreMandokollathur Gopalaswamy Ramachandra||No Image Available4034 GD(P)Flying OfficerKarambir SinghDied in Service on 13 Oct 55|
|No Image Available4035 GD(P)Pilot OfficerCherugura Thomas Philip||No Image Available4036 GD(P)Pilot OfficerSubrata BiswasDied in Service on 20 Sep 51||4037 GD(P)Group CaptainPrakashnarain Jainarain Mehra||4038 F(P)Air MarshalChandra Kant Shantaram Raje||No Image Available4039 GD(P)Squadron LeaderArthur Charles Jacquet|
|4040 F(P)Air Vice MarshalJayaram Nilkanth Jatar||4041 F(P)Group CaptainVijay Chand Mankotia||No Image Available4042 GD(P)Flying OfficerSatish KumarDied in Service on 28 May 53|
Read more at http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galleries/History/1950s/54PC-2Group photograph of No. 54 pilotâ€™s course at Ambala in early Sept. 1949. There were 84 of us including 5 Naval Officers. The pencil marks indicate those who failed to make the grade.
Read more at http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/history/1950s/1079-54pc.html54th Course - Collection of Locky Loughran