By Gp Capt PM Velankar VM (Retd)
After doing production testing of overhauled Gnat aircraft for two years and logging almost 150 plus hours of flight test time at 5 BRD Sulur I was posted to ASTE to under go No 5 PTP course !
Dear reader , remember I was a student officer , so I became privy to what is written in the next para only after the event as they say .
ASTE was allotted a Gnat aircraft for some development trials . To this day I do not know what those trials were . The aircraft was instrumented for the trial purposes and to the extent required for the trials . All this work took time and may be the trial work was getting delayed too much . Unfortunately the aircraft was taxied out a few times but never got airborne and returned to tarmac .
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