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


Unknown -
Wing Commander
Guriqbal Singh Nijjar
12020 F(P)
CO
Bamrauli

20 Oct 87 - 07 Jul 90
Group Captain
Aditya Vikram Pethia
8384 F(P)
CO
Bamrauli

08 Jul 90 -
Group Captain
Prabhat Chandra Prasad
8444 F(P)
CO
Bamrauli

08 Jan 96 - 11 Apr 99
Group Captain
Sapan Kumar Karmaker
13379 F(P)
CO
Bamrauli

12 Apr 99 - 01 Jan 02
Group Captain
Gurdip Singh Kochar
13149 F(P)
CO
Bamrauli

27 Sep 04 - 25 Dec 05
Wing Commander
Seethepalli Shrinivas
18787 F(P)
CO
Bamrauli

26 Oct 09 - 16 Oct 11
Wing Commander
Rakesh Kumar Singh
21258 F(P)
CO
Bamrauli

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