- Category: War and Peace - 1962 -71
- Last Updated: Monday, 18 October 2021 03:41
- Written by Wg Cdr Locksley Percival Fegredo
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Captain Karimuddin Ahmed Shah AUX30032 served in the Auxilliary Air Force for ten years form 1956-1966. He narrates the details behind the force landing incidents he had to do during his career
On 8th March 1967, a young Flying Officer, with less than four years of service, found himself in a predicament over the skies of northern India when the aircraft's main gear did not deploy correctly. Then Fg Offr David "Dadoo" Subaiya was faced with the choice of crash landing or trusting the SNCASO ejection seat of his Mystere IVa fighter bomber. This is his story in Video!
Wg Cdr A K "Lui" Gupta, 13072 F(P) joined the caterpillar club on his very second solo flight in a Vampire Jet fighter. This is the story of possibly the last bailout from a Vampire.
An overview of the flying career of Air Marshal Prithi Singh PVSM AVSM VM Bar ADC, former C-in-C Western Air Command, starting from his Cadet days upto the early onset of the 1970s.
21 seconds in time can fly fast without anyone noticing it, but as this supersonic jet pilot can testify, it can appear to be a lifetime - and a lot can happen in those short 21 seconds!
After the disappointing performance of the missile in the 65 War, No.28 Squadron tested the K-13 missile in live firing exercises. A Canberra flown by Squadron Leader S A Patwardhan was the key in these tests.
Wg Cdr Har Kishan Lal Saxena (4907) F(P) flew a variety of aircraft in his career - Vampires, Toofanis, Mysteres and ultimately the Sukhoi-7 fighter bombers. He narrates the tale of his career in the IAF and his fortious escape from a stricken aircraft
June 16, 2013 marked the book launch of "Panther Red One" - The Autobiography of Air Marshal S Raghavendran. Air Marshal Raghavendran's book took shape from the series of articles he had contributed to our site. The book was published earlier this year by Knowledge World India. The Book launch included a Panel Discussion in which the Air Marshal shared some of his experiences in the IAF in Video. (Length 38 minutes)
Wing Commander Chandrakant Nijanand Bal, a former Canberra pilot writes about a night time sortie that went wrong - which earned him the Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) in 1970)
The HF-24 Flight testing claimed the lives of four test pilots in the years 1970-71. The author revisits these accidents and the events leading upto them.