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There is no subsitutte for experience

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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