Start Date : 16 Nov 64 End Date : 04 Jun 67
97 Pilot Course - The course training was broken up into five states pre- commissioning - AFAC, EFTUs, PTE, AFFC and finally applied stage at various conversion units. About 150 direct entry cadets selected for the 97 PC joined AFAC Coimbatore on 16 Nov 1964 and completed ground training in March 1965.
Thereafter they were sent to various Elementary Flying Training Units (EFTUs) between March 1965 and August 1965. They were expected to do 25 hours of flying including about five solo. Tambaram and Nagpur had L-5s, Kanpur, Delhi and Patiala had Pushpak. 28 NDA Course joined up at this stage too. Due to the 1965 war, the course was sent on indefinite leave after this stage.
The Course was recalled in September 1965 and then sent to Pilot Training Establishment (PTE) Bamrauli for Basic stage flying on the HT2. The cadets were required to complete 25-30 hours of flying.This stage completed in early 1966.
The Course was then sent to AFFC Jodhpur for the intermediate stage flying on the Texan T6G/Harvard aircraft between in March 1966. Each Flight cadet was given between 75-80 hours of flying hours with about half of it being solo.
For the applied stage, the course was split into four groups. Cadets each were sent to FTW Hakimpet on Vampires for Fighter stream, No1. TTW at Begumpet and No. 2 TTW at Yelahanka on DC3 Dakota for Transport stream and LSTU Bamrauli on Bell G3 for helicopter stream. On completion of these stages successfully on 04 June 1967 they received commission and Wings.
Subsequently, the fighter lot was divided into half and sent to 220 sqn and 221 Sqn on Vampires at Pune for operational conversion training. Thereafter they were sent to the Operational Training Unit (OTU) at Jamnagar.
|10862 F(P)Air CommodoreKariyadil Cheriyan Kuruvilla||No Image Available10863 F(P)Flight LieutenantOmesh Keshav Karnik||10864 F(P)Wing CommanderSankaranarayanan Balasubramanian||10865 F(P)Air CommodoreArun Dattatreya Karandikar||10866 F(P)Air Vice MarshalJagdish Singh Grewal|
|No Image Available10867 F(P)Wing CommanderAshok YadavDied in Service on 30 Aug 87||10868 F(P)Group CaptainMaheshwarsingh Thakursingh Baran||No Image Available10869 F(P)Group CaptainOm Prakash Sharma||10870 F(P)Wing CommanderGunaratnam Muthiah David||10871 F(P)Flying OfficerSudhir TyagiDied in Service on 04 Dec 71|
|No Image Available10872 F(P)Wing CommanderManjul Kumar Pant||No Image Available10873 F(P)Flight LieutenantJagdish Kumar MalikDied in Service on 22 Feb 74||No Image Available10874 GD(P)Flying OfficerJasminder Pal Singh Sekhon||No Image Available10875 F(P)Wing CommanderKeeleri Nakadi Premnath Raghavan||10877 F(P)Flying OfficerNirmal Jit Singh SekhonDied in Service on 14 Dec 71|
|10878 F(P)Wing CommanderRaeburn Demonte||No Image Available10879 F(P)Wing CommanderVinay Kumar Bali||10880 F(P)Wing CommanderSamavedam Vera Raja Sekhar||No Image Available10881 GD(P)Flying OfficerMoti Lal ChadhaDied in Service on 12 Feb 71||10882 ADMWing CommanderKammbir Singh Jaijee|
|10883 F(P)Air CommodorePraveen Chander Chopra||10884 F(P)Wing CommanderRam Lal Wadhwa||10885 F(P)Air CommodoreBiswajit Mukerjee||10886 F(P)Air MarshalAvinash Deodata Joshi||10887 F(P)Wing CommanderVishwanathan Pasupathi|
|No Image Available10888 F(P)Wing CommanderShiv Chander Verma||10889 F(P)Group CaptainAshok Kumar Brahmawar||No Image Available10890 F(P)Wing CommanderVinod Kumar Arora||10891 GD(P)Flying OfficerRoshan Lal Hastu||10892 F(P)Group CaptainVinod Kumar Bhatia|
|10893 F(P)Wing CommanderRomesh Chandra John Banerjee||10894 F(P)Group CaptainKuttippuzha Joseph Mathew||10895 F(P)Air CommodoreRamesh Vishwanath Phadke||10896 F(P)Group CaptainSyed Mohammed Ghouse||10897 F(P)Squadron LeaderArbinder Singh|
|10898 F(P)Wing CommanderMir Jawad Ali||No Image Available10899 F(P)Wing CommanderBrian Arnold William Stephen Zachariahs||10900 F(P)Wing CommanderAllan Donald Templeton||No Image Available10901 F(P)Squadron LeaderKuldip Rai Jandial||No Image Available10902 F(P)Wing CommanderBalraj Singh Rathee|
|10903 F(P)Flight LieutenantViney Kumar Heble||No Image Available10904 F(P)Wing CommanderSatish Dwarkanath Makashir||No Image Available10906 F(P)Group CaptainRamesh Chandra Aggarwal||10907 F(P)Wing CommanderVerindar Kumar Jandial||No Image Available10908 F(P)Wing CommanderDasharathy Dayakar|
|10909 F(P)Flying OfficerManmohan SinghDied in Service on 07 Dec 71||No Image Available10910 F(P)Wing CommanderKenneth Jonathan Templeton||No Image Available10911 GD(P)Flying OfficerTirath Singh SandhuDied in Service on 07 Nov 68||No Image Available10912 GD(P)Flying OfficerSanjaya GhoshDied in Service on 30 Jun 69||No Image Available10913 F(P)Wing CommanderAjit Pandurang Jambawalikar|
|No Image Available10914 GD(P)Flying OfficerJeffrey Leslle Hill||No Image Available10915 F(P)Flight LieutenantRaj Kumar Gupta||10916 F(P)Air Vice MarshalDhanwant Singh Guram||No Image Available10917 GD(P)Flying OfficerRajinder Kumar DhirDied in Service on 31 Dec 69||10918 F(P)Air CommodoreRamamoorthy Vijay Kumar|
|10920 F(P)Wing CommanderGommenavalli Narayanappa Ramachandra||10922 F(P)Squadron LeaderYashpal Kothari||No Image Available10924 F(P)Wing CommanderKarna Kumar Naidu||No Image Available10925 F(P)Group CaptainVinod Mahajan||10927 F(P)Wing CommanderNarender Singh Dhaka|
|10928 F(P)Wing CommanderVinayak Shivram Patwardhan||No Image Available10929 F(P)Wing CommanderChand Mohan Trehan||No Image Available10930 LGSWing CommanderVijay Kumar Jain||No Image Available10931 F(P)Flying OfficerVinod Kumar KhajuriaDied in Service on 10 Feb 72||No Image Available10932 F(P)Wing CommanderShapur Erachshaw BariaDied in Service on 15 Jul 90|
|No Image Available10933 F(P)Flying OfficerRajeshinder Singh Sidhu||10934 F(P)Group CaptainPeter Douglas Woodman||No Image Available10935 F(P)Squadron LeaderHari Jeet Singh Sahi||No Image Available10936 F(P)Wing CommanderKaran Kumar Dilawari||No Image Available10937 F(P)Squadron LeaderPrem Chander Sharma|
|No Image Available10938 F(P)Squadron LeaderJoyprakash Bhaumik||No Image Available10939 F(P)Wing CommanderCharanjit Singh Grewal||10940 F(P)Air CommodoreSuryakant Nijanand Bal||10941 F(P)Air Vice MarshalShyamal Kumar Banerjee||10942 F(P)Wing CommanderVinod Ahuja|
|No Image Available10943 GD(P)Flight LieutenantNaresh Chander Monga||No Image Available10944 F(P)Wing CommanderDebdas Podder||No Image Available10945 F(P)Air CommodoreSurjeet Singh Bhatti||No Image Available10946 F(P)Wing CommanderSureshchandra Gordhanbhai PatelDied in Service on 22 Mar 86||No Image Available10947 F(P)Squadron LeaderIntezam Husain NaqviDied in Service on 27 Sep 84|
|10948 F(P)Flying OfficerBartan Ramesh||No Image Available10949 F(P)Wing CommanderRathindra Mohan Chaterjee||No Image Available10950 F(P)Squadron LeaderAshok Gangadhar Tamhne||10951 F(P)Wing CommanderAsok Kumar Banerjee||No Image Available10953 F(P)Wing CommanderSubir Mitra|
|10954 F(P)Wing CommanderPrem Prakash Chopra||No Image Available10955 F(P)Flight LieutenantAnang Mohan BoseDied in Service on 14 Aug 75||No Image Available10956 F(P)Wing CommanderPattencherry Subbaramaiyer Venkiteswaran||No Image Available10957 ADMWing CommanderSubhash Chandra Chunni||No Image Available10958 F(P)Squadron LeaderJose Jesus Da Conceicao E SouzaDied in Service on 07 Nov 79|
|10960 F(P)Group CaptainVipin Channa||No Image Available10961 F(P)Squadron LeaderRamindarjit Singh Walia||No Image Available10962 F(P)Wing CommanderRam Chandra Khatri||10963 F(P)Wing CommanderNaresh Chand Jain||No Image Available10965 GD(P)Flight LieutenantRajan Caleb Paul|
|10966 ADMWing CommanderAwadh Prakash Gaur||No Image Available10967 F(P)Group CaptainKrishan Swaroop Seth||No Image Available10968 F(P)Wing CommanderVijay Bhargava||No Image Available10969 F(P)Flight LieutenantGurpreet Singh Sidhu||No Image Available10970 F(P)Wing CommanderTapan Kumar Mitra|
|No Image Available10972 F(P)Wing CommanderReginald Mukha||No Image Available10973 F(P)Squadron LeaderDurga Charan Das||No Image Available10975 F(P)Wing CommanderSushil Joachim Mitra||No Image Available10976 F(P)Wing CommanderRohinlon Jamahed Darukhanawala||No Image Available10977 F(P)Wing CommanderNarinder Palta|
|No Image Available10978 F(P)Flight LieutenantAnand Mohan Singh TanwarDied in Service on 19 Nov 78||No Image Available10979 F(P)Squadron LeaderMan Mohan Singh||No Image Available10980 F(P)Wing CommanderManeck Dinshaw Karbhary||No Image Available10981 F(P)Wing CommanderMathew Karavadaseril Abraham||10983 F(P)Group CaptainSurya Kumar Gupta|
|10984 LGSAir Vice MarshalGordon Peter Douglas D'Souza||No Image Available10986 F(P)Flight LieutenantDarryl Raymond KumarDied in Service on 05 Apr 77||10987 F(P)Wing CommanderSuhas Clement Solomon||10989 F(P)Wing CommanderManabendra Ghosh||No Image Available10991 F(P)Squadron LeaderBaldev SinghDied in Service on 31 Dec 82|
|No Image Available10992 F(P)Group CaptainBhuvanesh Kaul||No Image Available10993 F(P)Wing CommanderHarish Kumar Raghunath Seth||No Image Available10994 F(P)Wing CommanderJimi Hoshang Dallas||No Image Available10995 F(P)Squadron LeaderNawal Kishore Srivastava||No Image Available10998 ADMWing CommanderMadhu Joshi|
|No Image Available10999 F(P)Wing CommanderAjit Dutta||No Image Available11000 F(P)Flight LieutenantKrishanpal Singh Sidhu||No Image Available11001 F(P)Wing CommanderKamal Nath||No Image Available11002 F(P)Wing CommanderPradeep Singh Bisht||No Image Available11003 ADMWing CommanderJagjit Singh Pathania|
|11005 F(P)Air MarshalAvdesh Kumar Singh||No Image Available11006 F(P)Wing CommanderColin Anthony Kyte||No Image Available11008 F(P)Wing CommanderViswanath Shyam Sunder||No Image Available11009 F(P)Wing CommanderTimothy Preston Mullapaudy||No Image Available11010 F(P)Wing CommanderMadan Mohan Gaur|
|No Image Available11011 F(P)Wing CommanderSuresh Chandra Chatturvedi||No Image Available11013 F(P)Squadron LeaderBhupinder Singh Talwar||No Image Available11015 F(P)Wing CommanderDarshan Singh Grewal||No Image Available11016 F(P)Wing CommanderHarpal Singh Gill||No Image Available11017 F(P)Wing CommanderAshok Vinayak Godbole|
|No Image Available11018 F(P)Squadron LeaderSudhir Anant Patwardhan||No Image Available11022 F(P)Group CaptainArvind Rai Narang||11023 F(P)Group CaptainKrishan Pratap Narain Singh||No Image Available11024 F(P)Flight LieutenantVijendra RaoDied in Service on 07 Sep 74||No Image Available11025 GD(P)Pilot OfficerSarabjit Singh Sahni|
|No Image Available11026 F(P)Wing CommanderAlok Chakrabarthi||No Image Available11027 F(P)Wing CommanderRavindra Pal Singh||No Image Available11028 F(P)Wing CommanderTrilochan Singh||No Image Available11029 F(P)Wing CommanderPreetinder Singh Thapar||No Image Available11030 F(P)Wing CommanderImmanuel George Bhaskaran|
|No Image Available11031 F(P)Wing CommanderBalakrishna Ravi Kumar||No Image Available11032 F(P)Flight LieutenantBhupendra Madholal ParikhDied in Service on 07 Sep 74||11033 F(P)Wing CommanderHarpal Singh Baidwan||No Image Available11034 F(P)Wing CommanderNarendra Nath Srivastava||No Image Available11035 F(P)Squadron LeaderAshok Kumar Chandra|
|No Image Available11037 F(P)Flight LieutenantKenneth Amarjit Masih||No Image Available11038 F(P)Flight LieutenantFaiq Mahmood||No Image Available11039 F(P)Squadron LeaderAdarsh Bhasin||No Image Available11040 F(P)Flying OfficerAnuj Kumar AgaDied in Service on 03 Feb 73||No Image Available11042 F(P)Wing CommanderSati Raman Prasad Shah|
|No Image Available11044 F(P)Flight LieutenantMysore Rangaraj Yesho Kumar||No Image Available11045 F(P)Wing CommanderHarish Kumar Rai||No Image Available11046 F(P)Wing CommanderIrshad Ahmed||No Image Available11047 F(P)Wing CommanderPalghat Sundaram Krishnaswamy||11048 F(P)Flying OfficerSatyabrata NandiDied in Service on 17 Dec 71|
|No Image Available11049 F(P)Wing CommanderKeshab Samuel Tiwari||No Image Available11050 F(P)Flight LieutenantHarjeet Singh KahlonDied in Service on 28 Sep 74||11051 F(P)Air Vice MarshalHar Prakash Singh Sidhu||No Image Available11052 F(P)Wing CommanderAlan Rajasooriya Chatterjee||No Image Available11053 F(P)Wing CommanderTarsame Singh Gill|
|No Image Available11054 F(P)Flight LieutenantMohinder Bir Singh|