Aircrew Examination Board


Date Raised : 1956-04-01 Location : Hindon
The Aircrew Training and Testing Team was raised under Director of Operations in early 1950s. The team was also called Catboard briefly before being setup as AEB in 1956. The Board is setup as flights - A to inspect Transport, B to inspect Fighters, C to inspect Fling Training Estalishments and D to inspect Helicopters. D Flight came up in 1969. in 1985 AEB also started to training instrument rating instructors and examiners (IRIE) for Fighters. In 1996/97 IRIE for Helicopters and Command examiner course for Transport were also added.

Commanding Officers


01 Apr 56 - 01 Oct 56
Wing Commander
Ezra D'Sylva Masillamani
1774 GD(P)
CO
Palam

01 Oct 56 - 09 Jun 59
Wing Commander
Narayanrao Khanderao Shitoley
1841 F(P)
CO
Palam

10 Jun 59 - 01 Feb 62
Wing Commander
David Eugene Bouche
2774 GD(P)
CO
Palam

01 Feb 62 - 01 Aug 64
Wing Commander
Toric Zachariah
3026 GD(P)
CO
Palam

01 Aug 64 - 01 Nov 65
Wing Commander
Issac Ezekiel Awaskar
3602 GD(P)
CO
Palam

01 Dec 65 - 01 May 68
Wing Commander
Arjan Dev Ralli
4027 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Jun 68 - 01 Jul 70
Wing Commander
Surendra Sahney
3860 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Aug 70 - 01 Oct 73
Wing Commander
Jagdish Kumar Seth
4403 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Oct 73 - 01 Oct 75
Wing Commander
Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi
4594 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Nov 75 - 01 Jun 77
Wing Commander
Bharat Balkrishna Bhadkamkar
4980 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Jun 77 - 01 Jan 81
Group Captain
Mangatil Karakad Chandrasekhar
4720 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Jan 81 - 01 Jan 84
Group Captain
Poovala Govindarajulu Srivatsalu
5383 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Jan 84 - 01 Jan 86
Group Captain
Puthettu Kurien Mani
5666 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Jan 86 - 01 Jan 89
Group Captain
Satish Govind Inamdar
7189 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Mar 89 - 01 Jun 89
Group Captain
Sunil Kumar Malik
9002 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Jul 89 - 01 Dec 91
Group Captain
Jagjit Singh Ghuman
10123 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Dec 91 - 01 Nov 94
Group Captain
Druba Jyoti Sarma
9822 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Dec 94 - 01 Dec 97
Group Captain
Surendran Damodaran
13133 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Dec 97 - 01 May 00
Group Captain
Arun Kumar Singwall
13578 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 May 00 - 01 Jul 02
Group Captain
Hitesh Hari Bhai Patel
14271 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Jul 02 - 01 Jul 05
Group Captain
Nasib Singh Kadian
15025 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Aug 05 - 01 Jun 07
Group Captain
Avtar Singh
15706 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Jun 07 - 01 Dec 07
Group Captain
Umesh Rakhra
18071 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Jun 08 - 01 Jun 10
Group Captain
Manish Khanna
18554 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Jun 10 - 01 Jun 12
Group Captain
Dhananjay Vasant Khot
19516 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Jun 12 - 01 Jun 14
Group Captain
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99999
CO
Hindon

01 Jun 14 -
Group Captain
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99999
CO
Hindon

Unknown -
Group Captain
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99999
CO
Hindon

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