Air Marshal , Vice Chief of Air Staff & Retirement

During the 1971 war, he was the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Maritime Air Operations in Bombay…

Frozen, mid-flight : A Tribute to Late Flight Cadet MJS Bains SC

When I tell people that I once flew the MiG-21 fighter, they instinctively raise their eyebrows…

Saving the Chetaks of the IAF

This is a very personal story of my involvement with flight safety, eight years after retiring…

A Tale of two hydraulic systems

Wg Cdr KS Suresh VrC (Retd) describes an unusual situation and how a Jaguar aircraft was…

Raising the SuryaKirans

  This article is based on open sources but has obviously benefited from interactions with Group…

Aviation Photography

Thirty three years of service and more than eleven thousand hours of flying, fortunately accident/incidence free:…

The Vampire’s Last Flight

De Havilland Vampire FB.52 Serial No. IB-1638 at its present resting place.    My log book…

Dead Stick Landing in a Canberra

Looking back at  flying the Canberra – and the tale of a  close shave on one…

Induction Of T-72 Tanks Into The Battle Zone

Gp Capt Bewoor commanded No.44 Squadron from Sep 87 to Oct 89. The airlifting of tanks…

The Airlift into Armenia by No.44 Squadron

Gp Capt Bewoor commanded No.44 Squadron from Sep 87 to Oct 89. This article provides the…